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Symon Wysdom's House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Burford, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8103 / 51°48'37"N

Longitude: -1.6358 / 1°38'8"W

OS Eastings: 425206

OS Northings: 212470

OS Grid: SP252124

Mapcode National: GBR 5SW.F82

Mapcode Global: VHBZS.LRLL

Plus Code: 9C3WR967+4M

Entry Name: Symon Wysdom's House

Listing Date: 12 September 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1223797

English Heritage Legacy ID: 419546

Location: Burford, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX18

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Burford

Built-Up Area: Burford

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Burford

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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AND SIGNET (East side)
SP2512 (Enlargement) No 1 (Symon Wysdom's
7/48 House)


Almshouses or cottages, now house. Remodelled 1576. Restored late C19
and mid-c20. Coursed rubble, Cotswold stone roof, 3 chimneys. Two
storeys. 4 gables in which are 3-light stone mullion windows with drip-
moulds. Ground floor has 3 sash windows and plain doorway with chamfered
stone lintel. Gables cross-wing to East, extends North as 2-storey
stables, 2 windows on 1st floor, 2 doors and a window ground floor, one 3-
light oak hollow-chamfered mullion window survives to East, (this part
shown as Rose Cottage on OS map). Moulded stone panel on front reads
"Symon Wysdom Alderman/the first founder of the Schole/in Burford gave
these tenemenes/Wythe the other to the same schole/in an. 1576/all laude
and prays be given/to God therefore Amen."
Simon Wisdom was a prominent C16 businessman locally and appears to have
been involved in most municipal activities between c.1530 to c.1585. In
1855 associated with a wife-selling incident (cost £15). M Graves: The
History of Shipton under Wychwood (1934).

Listing NGR: SP2520612470

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