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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: 1368591



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

County: Oxfordshire

District: Vale of White Horse

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Cumnor

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 06-Aug-1952

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 249686

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CUMNOR APPLETON ROAD SP4504 (West side) 12/12 Bear and Ragged Staff Inn 06/08/52 - II* Farmhouse, now inn. Early C17, earlier origins. Coursed limestone rubble; gabled stone slate roof; right gable end stone stack, finished in 3 diagonally-set brick flues; similar stack with 2 flues to rear gabled bay; brick left end stack. U-plan. 2 storeys and attic; 3-window range with projecting outer wings flanking central bay. Central bay: decoratively-carved and moulded timber lintels over C20 door in heavy wood frame and C18 wood-mullioned 5-light window with leaded-lights above C20 three-light casement in partially-blocked opening. Right gable has chamfered timber lintels over similar C18 three- and 5-light leaded windows, and C20 five-light casement: left gable has timber lintel over C17 three-light wood-mullioned ovolo-moulded window, and similar decorative timber lintels over C17 five-light wood-mullioned and transomed ovolo-moulded window with leaded-lights and C20 five-light window: inner walls of outer wings have decorative timber lintels over blocked windows above timber lintels over blocked doors. Rear, from left to right: C17 three-light wood-mullioned ovolo-moulded window, reset late C16 three-light round-headed ovolo-moulded stone-mullioned window: central gable has C17 two-light ovolo-moulded wood-mullioned window with leaded lights, and reset late C16 three-light stone-mullioned cavetto-moulded window: end bay has two C17 four-light wood-mullioned ovolo-moulded windows with leaded-lights. Interior: central hall has stepped ovolo-moulded beam, large open fireplace with sunk spandrels to chamfered wood bressumer. Timber-framed partition with double ovolo-moulded door architrave, divides off room to right, which has similar beam, and stone-relief strapwork panel above fireplace, with chamfered wood bressumer and hollow-chamfered stone jambs. Timber-framed partition wall on left side of hall: room to left has chamfered ogee-stopped beam and 2 chamfered doorways to rear: one doorway leads to newel stairs. Newel stairs to rear of hall: straight flights at top and bottom with simple turned balusters on closed string. First floor: 2 chamfered doorframes set in timber-framed partition in room to left; large central room has cyma-moulded beams; room to right has C17 plaster cornice, 2 chamfered doorways. Grille of simple turned balusters to cupboard above plank door adjoining stairs to attic: C17 plank doors, some set in segmental-arched chamfered doorframes. Collar-truss roof. (National Monuments Record; Bodleian Library, MS Drawings gen. C.8, J.9, (for 1880 drawing)).

Listing NGR: SP4591004094

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National Grid Reference: SP 45910 04094


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