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The Checker unicorn Theatre

A Grade I Listed Building in Abingdon, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.6698 / 51°40'11"N

Longitude: -1.2788 / 1°16'43"W

OS Eastings: 449973

OS Northings: 197022

OS Grid: SU499970

Mapcode National: GBR 7YR.7HR

Mapcode Global: VHCY6.S9B9

Entry Name: The Checker unicorn Theatre

Listing Date: 19 January 1951

Last Amended: 10 December 1971

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1048108

English Heritage Legacy ID: 250264

Location: Abingdon on Thames, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, OX14

County: Oxfordshire

District: Vale of White Horse

Civil Parish: Abingdon on Thames

Built-Up Area: Abingdon

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Abingdon-on-Thames

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text


SU 4997 1/159A 19.1.51 The Checker


C13 origin. Square stone building, with buttresses. On ground floor,
a doorway with 2 centred arch and continuous moulding heads to the
undercroft, formerly the abbots wine cellar, which has one octagonal
pier and single chamfered ribs in four bays.
The room above has a doorway with continuous moulding and two Decorated
two-light windows. Triangular lobby with three doorways made when the
room was divided into two in the C14. In the right hand chamber is a
fine C13 fireplace, with a stiff leaf and other leaf capitals and
projecting hood.
Tall chimney with rare top; the vents are three stepped lancets in a
gable. Restored circa 1910. West of the checker is a lower stone
range probably the former Granary, and then a timber framed gable on a
stone base. Roof with two tiers of wind braces. The Checker Hall has
been reformed out of a block of cottages, and is now a theatre with an
apron stage, described under the Unicorn Theatre, Thames Street.

Listing NGR: SU4997497021

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

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