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Oxford Knitwear wj Castle (Butchers)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Burford, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

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

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

Location: Burford, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX18

County: 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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Listing Text

BURFORD AND UPTON HIGH STREET
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)

GV II*


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

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

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