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

Oxford (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SP 51340 06215


CORNMARKET STREET 1. 1485 (East Side) No 3 SP 5106 SW 8/305 12.1.54. II* GV 2. House and shop. RCHM 102. A C15 core with addition of top storey, possibly made in C17. It was refronted in C18 and altered in 1934, when the small South wing was rebuilt. The modern front consists of 4-storeyed stucco with cellars, bands at the 2nd and 3rd floors and a modillioned cornice. There is a modern shop front to the ground floor and 4 sash windows with glazing bars in each floor, the ancient structure within is timber-framed. Interior. RCHM page 169a. Includes the painted Room (on North of 2nd floor; see Oxoniensia I (1936) 144-150) which has late C16 wall paintings (between 1564 and 1581), C16 fireplace and C16 and early C17 panelling. History. William Davenant, the friend of Shakespeare and Vitner, came to live here in June 1603. The House became the Crown Inn in 1666.

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

Listing NGR: SP5134006215


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Books and journals
Inventory of the City of Oxford, (1939), 169
'Oxoniensia' in Oxoniensia, , Vol. 1, (1936), 144-150


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

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Date: 03 Jul 2002
Reference: IOE01/06516/21
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