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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1047323



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

County: Oxfordshire

District: Oxford

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Non Civil Parish

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 12-Jan-1954

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 245399

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CORNMARKET STREET 1. 1485 (East Side) No 5 (The Golden Cross Hotel) SP 5106 SW 8/304 12.1.54. I GV 2. RCHM 103. The buildings lie back from the street and are approached through (1) a gateway, C15 leading to a courtyard. The Hotel consists of (2) a North range, C15, (3) a South range, mainly rebuilt in late Cl7, and (4) the East range, C19. (1) The outer C15 gateway has moulded wood jambs, a 4-centred arch in a square head with leaves carved in the spandrels. The North spandrel has a shield of arms of New College and the shield on the South has been mutilated by the insertion of telephone cables. (2) The North range is a 2-storeyed plastered timber-framed structure with attics in a Welsh slate roof. There is a C18 red brick shaft rising at eaves level. The upper floor projects and has in it five original moulded wood oriels supported on moulded coved cornices; the front lights of each seem to be late Cl7 insertions. Interior:- Some moulded ceiling beams; the oriels have internal 4- centred arched heads. In the 2 lst floor rooms on the West are some good late C16 wall paintings which in part are overlaid by some of early C17 date. Interior remodeled in 1968. (3) The South range is 3-storeyed timber-framed with 4 gabled projecting bays. In the 1st and 2nd floors are, in the 3 westernmost bays, some original 3-light windows with semi-circular keystoned centre lights. The ground floor has been modernised in parts. Interior. Some C17 panelling and late Cl7 staircase. Interior remodeled in 1968. Drawing by J C Buckler, 1824, in Boldeian M S Don A 2 No 26) History. See "The Golden Cross" (1948) pages 19; Notes and queries. 193 (August 7 1948), 332 and Antiq Jnl XXVII (1947) Plate XIX.

Nos 1 to 3 (consec), 5, 8 to 10 (consec) and Nos 1 to 3 (consec) High Street form a group.

Listing NGR: SP5134406238

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Journal of the Society of Antiquaries of London' in Journal of the Society of Antiquaries of London, , Vol. 27, (1947), 150
'Oxoniensia' in Oxoniensia, , Vol. 20, (1954)
Notes and Queries, (1948)

National Grid Reference: SP5134406238


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