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Ox House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Shaftesbury, Dorset

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Latitude: 51.0055 / 51°0'19"N

Longitude: -2.2012 / 2°12'4"W

OS Eastings: 385982

OS Northings: 122920

OS Grid: ST859229

Mapcode National: GBR 1XH.VQK

Mapcode Global: FRA 668G.B97

Entry Name: Ox House

Listing Date: 20 June 1952

Last Amended: 15 October 1973

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1108758

English Heritage Legacy ID: 101980

Location: Shaftesbury, North Dorset, Dorset, SP7

County: Dorset

District: North Dorset

Civil Parish: Shaftesbury

Built-Up Area: Shaftesbury

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Shaftesbury St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

(North-West Side)
No 13
(Ox House)
(Formerly listed as
No 13 Old Grove Place)
ST 8522 6/25 20.6.52.
2-storey stone ashlar house, probably late C16 to early C17. Recently
restored. L-shaped. Gable-ends with stone copings. Plaintiles (recent)
to roof. The front has a projecting 2-storey porch wing, the upper storey
of which is plastered. The doorway is a modern reproduction, but the inner
door has moulded stone jambs and a 4-centred arch. Windows have hollow-
chamfered stone frames and mullions with later sashes inserted. Hood moulds
to 1st floor windows, continuous weathermould above ground floor openings.
4-centre-arched doorway at rear. Paired chimneys of stone ashlar with
moulded caps at each gable-end. Interior has moulded stud and panel partitions.
Early C17 fireplaces. See RCHM. The house is the original of the 'Ox
Ian" in Thomas Hardy's 'Jude the Obscure." Important for its internal

Listing NGR: ST8601022951

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

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