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Oxford (District Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
SP 51762 06532


HOLYWELL STREET 1. 1485 (North Side) No 20 SP 5106 NE 6/208 12.1.54. II GV 2. House. RCHM 206. Early C17, refashioned in C18. 3-storeyed cement-rendered timber-framed front on a stone base. The South front has a moulded cornice at the 1st floor, 3 hipped gables in a Welsh slate roof with modern red brick stacks. The ground floor has 2 double C18 sash windows in modern wood frames, 1 on either side of the front doorway which has 2 steps up to it, a moulded wood frame and a rectangular fanlight. The 1st and 2nd floors have similar double sash windows. On the West is a passageway and in the West wall of the house on the ground floor is some original early chamfered wood partitioning. The West side of the passageway is of rubble and has a gable end above it. In September 1949 the South front was stripped and refaced with grey cement rendering on expanding metal laid on the timber-framing. Behind the old plastered front were found at each end of the 2nd floor the original C17 2-light wood mullioned window frames which had been left undisturbed by the Cl8 frontage; these were again covered over. Interior: RCHM p 181 a. Includes an early C17 staircase, plastered ceilings, overmantel and panelling and 2 C18 moulded stone fireplaces and some C18 panelling.

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

Listing NGR: SP5176206532


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Inventory of the City of Oxford, (1939), 181


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
Reference: IOE01/00307/32
Rights: Copyright IoE Ms Helen Green. Source Historic England Archive
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