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Oxford Canal, Wharf House

A Grade II Listed Building in Cropredy, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 52.1156 / 52°6'56"N

Longitude: -1.316 / 1°18'57"W

OS Eastings: 446931

OS Northings: 246583

OS Grid: SP469465

Mapcode National: GBR 7S8.B2Z

Mapcode Global: VHCW2.43M0

Plus Code: 9C4W4M8M+6H

Entry Name: Oxford Canal, Wharf House

Listing Date: 24 August 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1253432

English Heritage Legacy ID: 436637

Location: Cropredy, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX17

County: Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Cropredy

Built-Up Area: Cropredy

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Cropredy

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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The following building shall be added:-

1720-0/14/10000 Wharf House


Canal toll house and inn. Circa 1778, altered in circa late C19. Red, buff and some blue
bricks in Flemish bond. Welsh slate hipped roof with lead rolls to the hips and brick dentil
eaves course. Brick axial stacks. PLAN: 2-room plan front range with central entrance and
stairhall and with service rooms in rear outshut; the outshut was raised to 2 storeys in the
C19. On the right[east]side facing the canal is a small canal toll office. EXTERIOR: 2
storeys. Symmetrical 3-bay south front. Late C19 sash windows with stone cills, painted
stone or rendered lintils to ground floor and rubbed brick flat arches to first floor. Central
glazed door with flat canopy above. On the right hand return single storey brick toll office
with window on east side, plank door at front and hipped slate roof with lead rolls to hips
and brick dentil eaves. At the rear the main roof is carried down over the 2-storey outshut
which has 3-light horizontally sliding sashes with glazing bars and 2-light casements above
with glazing bars. INTERIOR is basically intact with much of its original joinery. Dogleg
staircase with stick balusters, column newel and moulded handrail. 6-panel doors. Right hand
[east] room has plain chimneypiece and panelled cupboard doors. Toll office has small
fireplace with simple grate. NOTE: The Oxford Canal at this point was completed in 1778
by the Oxford Canal Company. First licenced as Navigation Inn and wharf in 1778.


Listing NGR: SP4693146583

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