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124, High Street, Burford

A Grade II* Listed Building in Burford, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8075 / 51°48'26"N

Longitude: -1.637 / 1°38'13"W

OS Eastings: 425124

OS Northings: 212155

OS Grid: SP251121

Mapcode National: GBR 5SW.LYX

Mapcode Global: VHBZS.KTYR

Plus Code: 9C3WR947+X6

Entry Name: 124, High Street, Burford

Listing Date: 12 September 1955

Last Amended: 1 March 1990

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1224598

English Heritage Legacy ID: 420663

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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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 05/03/2018

SP2512 (Enlargement)

No 124

(Formerly listed as No 124 (R Reavley Chemist), previously listed as premises adjoining Barclays Bank on the south)


House, once a hostelry, shop below. c.1700-20 remodelling of C15 building incorporating an earlier roof-structure. Jettied timber-frame and rendered front, except for rubble set-back right hand part, rubble side elevation, hipped Cotswold stone roof with ashlar side chimney to left. L-plan.

Two storeys; a pair of glazing-bar sashes on first floor in moulded architraves, Cotswold stone pentice over front; restored angled bay window with glazing bars to left, wooden panelled c.1700 screen to right with two glazing-bar sash windows. Hipped one bay return extension and a set-back two-storey three-window wing to west.

Interior: in the shop a large octagonal timber post in centre of ground floor bressumer with residual moulding to cap. Newel stair in angle with paired entry door; stairs with slender balusters possible contemporary (c.1720). To rear lobby a splat-baluster ventilated larder door. Important roof-structure: the hall has a large intact arch-braced truss at north end (seen as a simplified hammerbean roof by M Laithewaite), chamfered edges and smoke blackening. The former solar roof is lower and of four bays; there are two archbraced trusses now on tie-beams, they carry a square ridge, king-posts to low saddlepieces, and the ridges are braced from the king posts, edges chamfered, wind-braces removed. The only other example of this kind of roof inspected locally was in the Old Rectory, Westwell.

Originally the "Novum Hospitium Anycilere."

Michael Laithwaite: The Buildings of Burford (in Perspectives in Urban History 1973 (ed. Alan Everitt).

Listing NGR: SP2512412155

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