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The Former George Inn

A Grade II* Listed Building in Burford, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8076 / 51°48'27"N

Longitude: -1.6369 / 1°38'12"W

OS Eastings: 425130

OS Northings: 212173

OS Grid: SP251121

Mapcode National: GBR 5SW.LYW

Mapcode Global: VHBZS.KTZM

Entry Name: The Former George Inn

Listing Date: 12 September 1955

Last Amended: 1 March 1990

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1224560

English Heritage Legacy ID: 420658

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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Listing Text

BURFORD AND UPTON HIGH STREET
AND SIGNET (West Side)
SP2512 (Enlargement) The former George Inn
7/141 (previously listed as premises
12.9.55 adjoining Barclays Bank on the
north)

GV II*


Coaching inn until c.1837. C15 or C16 altered early C17 and in C18, now
shops and offices. Lower parts ashlar, upper parts timber-framed, centre
freestone. In 3 parts to front, central coachway, long rear extensions.
Left hand part slate roofed, the rest Cotswold stone roofs. 2 storeys and
attics; 3 gables to front. The left hand part (Nos 110 and 112)
roughcast; gable to wide angled bay with a glazing bar sash in attic and 3
on 1st floor, pent roof over projecting ground floor in ashlar with C20
openings apart from the 3-light mullion window to the cellar. The central
part is an early C17 remodelling; tall gable with moulded verge and carved
finials to kneelers and saddlestone, 3-light edge-hollow-chamfer mullion
window with drip to attic; moulded window surround with cornice to 1st
floor now with a pair of glazing-bar sashes; wide segmental moulded stone
archway with impost strings and high plinth, inner orders appear to have
been cut down. The right hand part has jettied 1st floor gable with
exposed timber-framing and a (C20 restored) bargeboard with quatrefoil
decoration; 3 C18 glazing-bar sash windows on 1st floor, 2 (mid-C19) on
ground floor and a half-glazed door to left. High cobbled alleyway; high
pointed probably c.1300 archway to left (blocked), Tudor archway to right
in front of a similar c.1300 archway (partly cut away for stairs etc).
Rear picturesque with irregular wings (q.v. No 1-11 consec. Old George
Yard), and 2 gables and a lean-to with irregular windows, the central one
with a wooden cross-mullion window. Interior: rear room of North wing on
ground floor has a fireplace with quatrefoil decoration and a splat-
baluster ventilated cupboard door.


Listing NGR: SP2513012173

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

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