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Oxford (District Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
SP 51901 06508


HOLYWELL STREET 1. 1485 (North Side) No 2 SP 5106 NE 6/223 12.1.54. II GV 2. House. RCHM 219. Originally early C17, Partly re-modelled in C18. 3-storeyed timber-framing on an ashlar base with cellars, the windows of which are above the street level. These are modern brick stacks and a Welsh slate roof. On the south elevation is an overhang at the 1st and 2nd floors. On the ground floor are 2 projecting and splayed stone bay windows with modern stone 4-light moulded mullioned frames with sashes. The front door is in a plain moulded stone frame and there are 5 stone steps up to it. Over the doorway, the overhang of the 1st floor (which is roughcast) is supported on 2 modern wooden scrolled brackets, on the face of each of which is a shield, that on the west bearing 3 chevrons (? for Merton College), that on the east being blank; there are similar but ancient brackets (with blank shields) at the east and west ends of the house at this level. The 2 windows of the 1st floor each project on 3 wooden scrolled and enriched consoles on which are blank wooden shields; each window has 2 C18 sashes to the front and 1 small sash on each return. The 2nd floor has 5 sash windows (the 2 outside having double sashes) and the whole of this floor is boxed-out and roughcast and is a C18 (? late C17) addition or remodelling. To the west is a single-storeyed stuccoed block on cellars with an attic dormer in a modern red tile roof; in the ground floor is a 3-light stone-framed sash window, the whole being in a shallow recess with a segmental head. Interior. RCHM p 182a. Includes a C18 fireplace and some C18 panelling. For a drawing the exterior made in 1822 by J C Buckler, see Bodl M S Don a. 3 II, 31.

All the listed buildings on the North Side form a group.

Listing NGR: SP5190106508


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Inventory of the City of Oxford, (1939), 182


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: 07 Mar 2002
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