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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: 1053285



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

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Burford

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 12-Sep-1955

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 254107

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BURFORD AND UPTON CHURCH LANE AND SIGNET (East Side) SP2512 (Enlargement) The Great Almshouses. 7/5 12.9.55


Also known as, and shown on map as, Warwick Almshouses. Mid C15, restored (and altered) 1828. Coursed rubble, Cotswold stone roof; 2 storeys, coped verge string over 1st floor. Coped verge to right, 2 rubble chimneys. 4 windows, 2-light lancet type with foiled heads, labels to ground floor windows and ferramenta, 2 low Tudor arch doors with labels and a central one with traceried spandrels and label. Outer slightly raised Tudor arch doorways (blocked) with labels. Tablet over central doorway inscribed "These almshouses were founded by Richard Earl of Warwick in the year 1457 and were rebuilt in the year 1828." Blocked doorway to right of this. L-plan wings to rear. J Sherwood & N Pevsner Buildings of England: Oxford (1974). R & M Moody: The Story of Burford (1983). R H Gretton: The Burford Records (1920).

Listing NGR: SP2529212345

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Gretton, R H , The Burford Records, (1920)
Moody, R, M , , The Story of Burford, (1983)
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974)

National Grid Reference: SP 25292 12345


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