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Oxford (District Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
SP 51630 06534


HOLYWELL STREET 1. 1485 (North Side) No 35 SP 5106 NE 6/194 12.1.54. II* GV 2. House. RCHM 198. Dated 1626. 2-storeyed roughcast rubble and timber-framing with 3 large dormers in a stone slate roof. There is a dripmould at the 1st floor, an overhang between the dormers supported on 3 carved and enriched grotesque brackets and a central modern red brick stack. The ground floor is a late C18 alteration and has 2 3-light C18-19 sash windows and shutters, the West one being a modern copy. The front doorway has a plain modern frame with pilasters and a pediment all in wood. In the 1st floor are 2 original 4-light oriel windows with C18 wood casements, each supported by 3 carved and enriched brackets. On these brackets of the West window are the initials M L and A L with the date 1626 on the centre one; below those brackets on the East are 3 wood shields, 2 having thereon a chevron between 3 roses and the initials M L: A L and the date 1626. The 2 side dormers have C18 3-light wood casements with sliding lights, the windows in the centre dormers being blocked and roughcast. The dormers each have moulded bargeboards which appear original. On the North East is a moulded stone stack with a modern red brick shaft. At the back on the North is a staircase projection, 2 gables and an original 2-light stone moulded and mullioned window in the 1st floor, this elevation has recently been encased with a modern brown tile-hanging thus disguising its original ancient state. To the North and on the East side at the back is a 2-storeyed timber-framed rough ast wing extended C1700 and having 2 eaves - level gables. This is included in the grading. Interior: RCHM p 180 b. Includes original panelling and fireplace; some blocked original windows in the South wall and 2 early C18 fireplaces.

All the listed buildings on the North Side form a group.

Listing NGR: SP5162806534


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Inventory of the City of Oxford, (1939), 180


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

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Date: 07 Mar 2002
Reference: IOE01/00307/17
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