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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: 1052172



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

County: Oxfordshire

District: Cherwell

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Wigginton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 08-Dec-1955

Date of most recent amendment: 09-Nov-1984

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 361472

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WIGGINTON CHAPEL STREET SP3833 (West side) 11/110 The Dolphin Inn 08/12/55 (Formerly listed as Dolphin Public House) GV II Inn, now house. Datestone M/IE/1727. Ashlar ironstone to front, regular coursed ironstone rubble to sides and rear; stone slate roof to front, Welsh slate roof to rear. 2 brick end stacks. 3-unit plan. 2 storeys; 6 windows to first floor, one blocked. Off-centre door to right is 4-panelled with distinctive canopy. 3 windows to left, 2 windows to right. All are wooden mullioned and transomed windows with keystoned flat arches. 4-light stone mullioned window to cellar on left. Windows noted as having elaborate wrought iron casement fasteners. Flat band to first floor. Stone copings. Rear: Stone sundial to right end. Interior: Noted as having plan of kitchen, hall and parlour; spacious cellars with stone barrel vault. History: The Dolphin was built as a farmhouse by James Eden, the principal farmer in the parish in the 1720s. Interior not inspected. (V.C.H. : Oxfordshire, Vol IX, p.160; Wood-Jones, R.B., Traditional Domestic Architecture in the Banbury Region, 1963, pp,187-8).

Listing NGR: SP3888233325

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Salzman, L F, The Victoria History of the County of Oxford, (1969), 160
Wood-Jones, R B, Traditional Domestic Architecture in the Banbury Region, (1963), 187-8

National Grid Reference: SP 38882 33325


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