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Oxford Knitwear WJ Castle (Butchers)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Burford, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8073 / 51°48'26"N

Longitude: -1.6366 / 1°38'11"W

OS Eastings: 425151

OS Northings: 212130

OS Grid: SP251121

Mapcode National: GBR 5SW.M1H

Mapcode Global: VHBZS.LT4Y

Plus Code: 9C3WR947+W9

Entry Name: Oxford Knitwear WJ Castle (Butchers)

Listing Date: 12 September 1955

Last Amended: 1 March 1990

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1224037

English Heritage Legacy ID: 419984

ID on this website: 101224037

Location: Burford, West 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 111 (WJ Castle
7/84 (Butchers) and No 113
12.9.55 (Oxford Knitwear)
(Previously listed as
"Premises adjoining London
House to South and next but
one South of London House)


House. C15 or early C16. Pebble dash over timber-frame, Cotswold stone
roof, brick chimney to left. U-plan sophisticated elevation. 2 storeys;
3 gables to front with carved bargeboards, 2 of them original. 3 oriel
bays to 1st floor with timber mullion and transom windows of 1:4:1 lights
Boxed-out shop front on ashlar base with lean-to Cotswold stone roof. A
pair of early-mid C19 glazing-bar sashes to left. Interior: 2 moulded
posts to former jetty bressumer; East room (at end of rear extension)
panelled, Tudor-arched fire-place with arcaded oak over mantel in Jacobean
style, 2 moulded cross beams. Timber-framed L-plan 2-storey rear wing
with coved eaves, 5-light wooden window with arched heads; continues in
stone with same coved eaves into which breaks a trefoil-headed C15 window,
blocked doorway with drip below, carved saddle-stone at East end. East
gable partly rendered; steep Tudor-arched window (containing a pair of C19
sashes) to 1st floor, 4-light hollow chamfered mullion windows with
stilted drips to ground floor. The gable to rear of main wing is in
coursed and squared rubble and has a 2-light oak mullioned window
partially overlaid by lower 2-storey South-East wing, this is in part
timber-framed and has 2 windows on 1st floor (partly with C18 leading),
and 3 windows on ground floor with ashlar mullions, centre part with
Yorkshire sashes; further 3-bay extension to East, then a single-storey
and finally a one-and-half storey wing in the yard. Covered gantry (C20)
between the two wings. Tudor arched fireplace in 2-storey part of
S.E. wing.
Interior: rear room of Oxford Knitwear has substantial, partly re-used
timber and C16 and C17 grafitti on a post.
See: M Laithwaite, Perspectives in Urban History (1973, ed. Everitt).

Listing NGR: SP2515112130

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