126, HIGH STREET

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1047260
Date first listed:
12-Jan-1954
Statutory Address:
126, HIGH STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
126, HIGH STREET

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

County:
Oxfordshire
District:
Oxford (District Authority)
Parish:
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
SP 51440 06193

Details

HIGH STREET 1. 1485 (South Side) No 126 SP 5106 SW 8/342 12.1.54. I GV 2. House and shop. RCHM 74. C15 with a late C17 front. The only one of this kind of excellent street architecture which remains in Oxford. 3-storeyed plastered timber-framing over cellars and with a gabled dormer. The ground floor has a modern shop front. The 1st floor consists of one large window the centre of which breaks forward and is carried up through the 2nd floors; it has a continuous entablature and wide lights with plain wooden mullions almost flush with the glass; the wooden transoms have a projecting moulding; in the centre is a semi-circular head with a moulded keystone; the glazing appears to be mostly original. The same style is found in the 2nd floor window, where, however, there are twin semi-circular headed lights in the centre. Above the 2nd floor is a heavy moulded cornice with a broken moulded pediment in which is a semi-circular headed window of the same style as in the lower floors; this window has a moulded pediment and the whole is contained in a large gable which has the remains of excellent C15 wavy carved and moulded bargeboards with sunk traceried panels. The structure of the original C15 house can be seen inside, the C17 front being bracketed out. The rear wall reconstructed in brick 1971. Interior. RCHM page 165b. Includes cellars, probably medieval; timber arcading behind the North front on the 1st floor which is the structural C15 front. C16-17 panelled dado. For plans, sections and elevations see Antiq. Jnl. 27 (1947) pages 127-8 and Figure 5. All the listed buildings on the South Side form a group.

Listing NGR: SP5144006193

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
245537
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of the City of Oxford, (1939), 165
'Journal of the Society of Antiquaries of London' in Journal of the Society of Antiquaries of London, , Vol. 27, (1947), 27-128

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: 03 Jun 2007
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