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82 and 83, St Aldates Street

A Grade II* Listed Building in Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7489 / 51°44'55"N

Longitude: -1.2568 / 1°15'24"W

OS Eastings: 451404

OS Northings: 205834

OS Grid: SP514058

Mapcode National: GBR 8Z4.72V

Mapcode Global: VHCXV.59FN

Entry Name: 82 and 83, St Aldates Street

Listing Date: 12 January 1954

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1047154

English Heritage Legacy ID: 245768

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1

County: Oxfordshire

District: Oxford

Town: Oxford

Electoral Ward/Division: Carfax

Built-Up Area: Oxford

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Oxford St Aldate

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

(West Side)
Nos 82 & 83
SP 5105 NW 12/455 12.1.54.
RCHM 152. 2 houses and shops. 1 building. C15 in origin, remodelled in
early C17. Architecturally an important house. 2-storeyed rubble with 2
timber-framed gabled attic dormers over No 82 and a gable over No 83 with
a Welsh slate roof. There is a thin-bricked central stack with diagonally
set shafts. In the centre is a passageway, the side of which on the South
is partly lined with some C15 studding, and in each house a side doorway.
No 82 has on the ground floor a modern 6 light mullion window with the remains
of the C17 cornice above it, and in the 1st floor is a C17 6-light stone
mullioned window in a moulded frame. In the 2 attic dormers are modern casement
lights but the Cl7 cills and brackets remain below them. No 83 has a ground
floor shop front and part of the original cornice; above it a 3-sided bay
window in which is a C17 5-light stone mullioned window in a moulded frame
and having return lights. The gable has moulded barge-boards. Over the central
passageway in the 1st floor is a modern 2-light casement window. At the
back in the North wall of the South wing is a C17 3-light oriel, with return
lights on a scrolled bracket. In the North boundary wall of No 83 and visible
from the south, is a blocked 2-light C17 window. Interior. RCHM p 174
b. Includes plaster ceilings which appear possibly to be early C17 but there
are on them shields of arms of Robert King, Bishop of Oxford 1546, died 1557;
some C17 panelling. In the South side of the passageway is some C15 studding.
History. As Margaret (or Mariole) Hall it belonged to Littlemore Priory;
known later as Littlemore Hall but what is now visible has no academic connection.
(Slater's Medieval Map of Oxford No 4). The whole had a major restoration
in 1965. The shop of No 83 features as the Sheep's shop in 'Through the
Looking Glass'.

Nos 82 to 92 (consec) form a group.

Listing NGR: SP5140405834

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