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The Tolsey

A Grade II* Listed Building in Burford, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8073 / 51°48'26"N

Longitude: -1.6371 / 1°38'13"W

OS Eastings: 425117

OS Northings: 212134

OS Grid: SP251121

Mapcode National: GBR 5SW.LXW

Mapcode Global: VHBZS.KTWX

Plus Code: 9C3WR947+W5

Entry Name: The Tolsey

Listing Date: 12 September 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1224632

English Heritage Legacy ID: 420664

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

AND SIGNET (West Side)
SP2512 (Enlargement) The Tolsey


Town-hall and market-house. C16 (1st documented 1561). Rendered timber-
frame raised on stone piers, Cotswold stone roof. L-plan, open front to
ground floor. Gabled 2-storey front, coved eaves. Two C20 angled bays on
1st floor with 1:4:1 lights. Open 4 x 2-bay ground floor on octagonal
stone piers, Tudor arch niche to rear. The right hand front gable has a
pair of beams projecting with late C19 circular clock and a bell below.
The side elevation is angled to Sheep Street. 2-storey extension to rear
with a pair of glazing-bar sashes to North and an ashlar chimney.
Interior: the front 2-bay chamber has a central post with arched braces
to flanking trusses, the rear part has stepped corbels to truss. The
lock-up (studded door survives) was probably at rear on ground floor. The
front was used to house the fire engine up the early in the C20. Now a
museum of Burford.

Listing NGR: SP2511712134

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

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