47, MARKET SQUARE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1046458
Date first listed:
30-Mar-1970
Statutory Address:
47, MARKET SQUARE

Map

Ordnance survey map of 47, MARKET SQUARE
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Location

Statutory Address:
47, MARKET SQUARE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Oxfordshire
District:
Cherwell (District Authority)
Parish:
Bicester
National Grid Reference:
SP 58558 22364

Details

BICESTER MARKET SQUARE SP5822S 3/65 No.47 30/03/70 GV II

Shown as No.48 on Ordnance Survey map. Substantial town house, now offices, 1698 on datestone, altered C19 and C20. Rendered timber framing with stucco dressings; concrete plain-tile and lead roofs with brick stacks. Double-depth plan. 3 storeys plus attics. Symmetrical 5-window front, with storeybands and rusticated stucco quoins, has 12-pane sashes to the upper windows, and has a central projecting 4-storey tower with similar windows at first and second floors, but with 3 keyed oval windows to the top stage formed in moulded limestone-rectangular frames, the front oval blind and inscribed "B/IM/1698". The turret has a moulded wooden cornice and an ogee tiled roof topped by a ball finial and wrought-iron weathervane. The hipped roof of the main range has a central lead flat and a wooden modillion cornice which returns on both sides. Ground floor has a central doorway with a moulded segmental-arched eared stucco architrave, flanked by small-pane shop windows built out below a deep moulded cornice (probably all C20). Left side has 2 sashes per floor above a C19 ground-floor extension with a large small-pane window. Right side has some narrower sashes and some altered windows. Rear has 3 truncated stacks, each of 3 linked shafts. Interior: upper floors of tower retain a dog-leg stair with heavy moulded handrail and closed string, barleytwist-on-vase balusters, and some turned pendants. With Nos.49 and 50 (q.v.), forms a prominent group on an island site. (V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.VI, p.18; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.455).



Listing NGR: SP5855622377

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
243540
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Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 455
Salzman, L F, The Victoria History of the County of Oxford, (1959), 18

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 12 Feb 2005
Reference: IOE01/13419/23
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