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68, Holywell Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.755 / 51°45'17"N

Longitude: -1.2521 / 1°15'7"W

OS Eastings: 451723

OS Northings: 206516

OS Grid: SP517065

Mapcode National: GBR 8YY.VN6

Mapcode Global: VHCXV.74YZ

Entry Name: 68, Holywell Street

Listing Date: 12 January 1954

Last Amended: 28 June 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1047241

English Heritage Legacy ID: 245592

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1

County: Oxfordshire

Electoral Ward/Division: Holywell

Built-Up Area: Oxford

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Oxford St Mary the Virgin with St Cross with St Peter-in-the-East,

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

1485 WrF+hS
(South Side)
No 68
(Formerly listed as
No 68 and Tower Cottage)
SP 5106 NE 6/243 12.1.54.
SP 5106 NE 6/244
Formerly listed as No 68. House. RCHM 223. Originally Cl7 but has been
remodelled. 3-storeyed roughcast timber-framing on a stone base with cellars,
an overhang at the 1st floor, moulded wood band at the 2nd floor, a moulded
wood eaves cornice and a parapet. The ground floor has a plain doorway and
2 casement windows in wood frames with a continuous moulded cornice above
them. In the lst floor are 2 Cl9 sash windows in flush wood frames and in
the 2nd floor are 3 ancient 2-light wood-framed casement windows. Interior:
RCHM p 182 a. Includes some early Cl8 panelling and fireplaces. For plans,
section and elevations see Figure 16 and page 140. Antiq. Jnl. 27 (1947).
Formerly listed as Tower Cottage. House RCHM 222. C17 and altered in C18-19.
3-storeyed timber framing on a stone base with cellars. There is a moulded
eaves cornice, parapet, Welsh slate roof and brick stacks. The ground floor
has 3 Cl8-19 sash windows in wood frames with bracketed cills; there is no
front doorway. In the 1st floor are 3 similar windows with moulded cornices
and in the 3rd floor are 3 windows similar to those in the ground floor but

All the listed on the South Side form a group.

Listing NGR: SP5173206513

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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