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26 and 26a, East St Helen Street

A Grade II* Listed Building in Abingdon, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.6689 / 51°40'8"N

Longitude: -1.282 / 1°16'55"W

OS Eastings: 449753

OS Northings: 196929

OS Grid: SU497969

Mapcode National: GBR 7YR.6QM

Mapcode Global: VHCY6.Q9MX

Plus Code: 9C3WMP99+H6

Entry Name: 26 and 26a, East St Helen Street

Listing Date: 19 January 1951

Last Amended: 6 June 1995

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1048906

English Heritage Legacy ID: 250358

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

The entry for:-

(South East Side)

Nos 26 and 26A
(Formerly listed as No 26)
SU 4996 1/190 19/1/51


Shall be replaced by:-

583-0/1/190 (East side)
19/01/51 Nos.26 AND 26A (Even)

House. Circa 1430 [tree-ring dates 1428-31]; altered circa late C16 or early C17 and
Late C18 or early C19. Plastered timber-framing, brick and stone. Plain tile roof.
Brick axial stacks. PLAN: Hall house with cross-wings jettied into the open hall and
jettied at front. The cross-wings project at the rear and were connected by a gallery
at first floor level behind the hall. A floor was inserted into the open hall in circa late
C16 or early C17. The north cross-wing was rebuilt and a carriageway made through
the ground storey of the hall in about late C18 or early C19. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys.
First floorjettied; 3 bays with gables to left and right [left gable wider] with moulded
wooden bressumer on brackets and C20 casements with leaded panes, the left flanked
by small lights. On the returns of the right-hand gable there are cusped tracery
wooden lights. At centre a gabled dormer. Ground floor has carriageway to left of
centre, 16-pane sash on left and right with shutters and small 8-pane window
immediately to right of carriageway. At the rear gallery over central carriageway with
twelve lights of gallery window exposed with cusped tracery; south wing on left
jettied on inner north side; wing on right built of stone rubble. INTERIOR: The
wings and the hall have roofs with cambered collars and arch bracing below and
wind-braces; the two trusses of the hall were filled with wattle and daub to direct
smoke from the open hearth to the louvre above. Panelled ceiling in ground floor
room at rear of south wing; chamber above has circa mid C16 wall painting on west
and south walls consisting of red and white vertical stripes and a bold floral design.
Stone fireplaces. SOURCE: Oxford Archaeological Unit Report, February 1995.


(South East Side)

Nos 26 and 26A
(Formerly listed
SU 4996 1/190 19.1.51 as No.26)


One building. Late C15, timber framed with two gables. Tile roof.
Central gabled dormer, leaded casement in wood frame, flanked by two
gables each of which has one three-light mullion window with modern
leaded casements, flush framed. Two small modern windows inserted
in left hand gable.
The first floor overhangs above a wood bressumer. One ground floor,
two windows, glazing bars and modern wooden shutters. One small
modern window to right. Central carriage arch with double doors.
Contemporary stone fireplaces and mural paintings.

Nos. 2 to 60 (even) form a group.

Listing NGR: SU4975496932

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

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