This browser is not fully supported by Historic England. Please update your browser to the latest version so that you get the best from our website.


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: 1053077



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

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Witney

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 14-May-1952

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

Legacy System Information

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

Legacy System: LBS

UID: 252570

Asset Groupings

This list entry does not comprise part of an Asset Grouping. Asset Groupings are not part of the official record but are added later for information.

List entry Description

Summary of Building

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Reasons for Designation

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.


Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.


WITNEY BRIDGE STREET SP3510SE (East side) 9/1 No.2 (Staple Hall) 14/05/52 GV II Inn. now nursing home. Early-/mid C17. Coursed limestone rubble; stucco front. Gabled stone slate roof; left end stack of stone finished in brick and brick ridge stacks. 2-unit plan. 2 storeys and attic; double-gabled 4-window range. Late C19 six-panelled (4 glazed) door: late C18 stone porch has open pediment on Tuscan columns. Late C18 six-pane sashes, and late C19 three-light casements to attic. Rear: early C18 sash window with thick glazing bars; C19 central wing; late C17 two-storey wing of similar materials to left. Interior: stop-chamfered beams; open fireplace with bressumer. Early C19 dog-leg with landing staircase to rear. Collar-truss roof with butt purlins. Said to have been built in 1668 for William Townsend and his wife Ursula Marriott a favourite meeting house of the Company of Blanket Weavers before the Blanket Hall was built in 1721. (Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.850: National Monuments Record K. Steane, "The Public Houses of Witney", Record of Witney, No.5 (1978), pp.17-18).

Listing NGR: SP3592510333

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 850
Steane, K , The Public Houses of Witney, (1978), 17-18

National Grid Reference: SP3592510333


© Crown Copyright and database right 2018. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2018. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1053077 .pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 27-May-2018 at 06:36:48.

End of official listing