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126, High Street

A Grade I Listed Building in Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7521 / 51°45'7"N

Longitude: -1.2562 / 1°15'22"W

OS Eastings: 451440

OS Northings: 206193

OS Grid: SP514061

Mapcode National: GBR 8Z4.176

Mapcode Global: VHCXV.57R6

Entry Name: 126, High Street

Listing Date: 12 January 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1047260

English Heritage Legacy ID: 245537

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1

County: Oxfordshire

District: Oxford

Town: Oxford

Electoral Ward/Division: Holywell

Built-Up Area: Oxford

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Oxford St Michael and St Martin and All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

(South Side)
No 126
SP 5106 SW 8/342 12.1.54.
House and shop. RCHM 74. C15 with a late C17 front. The only one of this
kind of excellent street architecture which remains in Oxford. 3-storeyed
plastered timber-framing over cellars and with a gabled dormer. The ground
floor has a modern shop front. The 1st floor consists of one large window
the centre of which breaks forward and is carried up through the 2nd floors;
it has a continuous entablature and wide lights with plain wooden mullions
almost flush with the glass; the wooden transoms have a projecting moulding;
in the centre is a semi-circular head with a moulded keystone; the glazing
appears to be mostly original. The same style is found in the 2nd floor
window, where, however, there are twin semi-circular headed lights in the
centre. Above the 2nd floor is a heavy moulded cornice with a broken moulded
pediment in which is a semi-circular headed window of the same style as in
the lower floors; this window has a moulded pediment and the whole is contained
in a large gable which has the remains of excellent C15 wavy carved and moulded
bargeboards with sunk traceried panels. The structure of the original C15
house can be seen inside, the C17 front being bracketed out. The rear wall
reconstructed in brick 1971.
Interior. RCHM page 165b. Includes cellars, probably medieval; timber arcading
behind the North front on the 1st floor which is the structural C15 front.
C16-17 panelled dado. For plans, sections and elevations see Antiq. Jnl.
27 (1947) pages 127-8 and Figure 5. All the listed buildings on the South
Side form a group.

Listing NGR: SP5144006193

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