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Court Leet

A Grade II Listed Building in Wigginton, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9959 / 51°59'45"N

Longitude: -1.4321 / 1°25'55"W

OS Eastings: 439085

OS Northings: 233201

OS Grid: SP390332

Mapcode National: GBR 6S4.YHT

Mapcode Global: VHBZ4.4378

Entry Name: Court Leet

Listing Date: 8 December 1955

Last Amended: 9 November 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1281798

English Heritage Legacy ID: 361478

Location: Wigginton, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX15

County: Oxfordshire

District: Cherwell

Civil Parish: Wigginton

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Wigginton

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

WIGGINTON MAIN STREET
SP3833
(North side)
11/116 Court Leet
08/12/55 (Formerly listed as The Court)
- II
Four cottages, now one house. Datestone GW 1830. Regular coursed ironstone
rubble. C20 tile roof. 2 stone ridge stacks. Two storeys plus attic; 4-window
range. 4 entrances, one at either end and 2 central. All have chamfered
jambs and hood moulds with label stops. Plank doors throughout. Two 3-light
stone mullioned windows with hood moulds and label stops to left and right of
central doors. Four 2-light similar windows to first floor. Central gabled bay
has 2-light stone mullioned window with cusped heads and hood mould and label
stops. Owner states that gables formerly had ball finials. Stone copings with
kneelers. Latin inscription above central doorways: 'Unless the Lord is with
us we build in vain'. History: The building called The Court may originally
have been the church house which was later used for court leets. The rear part
dates from the C17 but the main structure was rebuilt in the C19 as 4
tenements. The mason employed was Robert Cleaver. The cottages were converted
into one house in 1963. C20 interior.
(V.C.H. : Oxfordshire, Vol IX, p.161).


Listing NGR: SP3908533201

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