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Latitude: 51.9608 / 51°57'38"N
Longitude: -1.241 / 1°14'27"W
OS Eastings: 452248
OS Northings: 229421
OS Grid: SP522294
Mapcode National: GBR 8WM.518
Mapcode Global: VHCWP.FZS6
Entry Name: Wheatcroft
Listing Date: 26 February 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1225436
English Heritage Legacy ID: 421624
Location: Fritwell, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX27
Civil Parish: Fritwell
Built-Up Area: Fritwell
Traditional County: Oxfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire
Church of England Parish: Fritwell
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
FRITWELL NORTH STREET
SP52NW (South side)
Inn, now house. Early/mid C17 and C18, altered and extended C20. Coursed
limestone rubble with wooden lintels; Welsh-slate roof with stone-and-brick
gable stacks. L-plan. 2 storeys. 2-window front of C18 range has a central
doorway, plus 12-pane sashes at first floor with stop-chamfered lintels and
tripartite sashes below, one re-sited. Lower C20 wing breaks forward to left and
incorporates an earlier subsidiary range. Large C17 rear wing, returning from
left end of C18 range, retains some old casements with stop-chamfered lintels,
and has a canted 2-storey projection, probably formerly a staircase. Large stack
on rear gable has 2 diagonal shafts, part ashlar and part brick. Interior: C17
range has stop-chamfered joists and beams, plus a large open fireplace with
canted sides and a heavy bressumer with bold chamfer-stops. Formerly The
Wheatsheaf Inn. C20 extension is not of special architectural interest.
(VCH: Oxfordshire, Vol VI, p135)
Listing NGR: SP5224829421
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