History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Court Leet

A Grade II Listed Building in Wigginton, Oxfordshire

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


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

Find accommodation in

Listing Text

(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

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

Selected Sources

Book cover links are generated automatically from the sources. They are not necessarily always correct, as book names at Amazon may not be quite the same as those used referenced in the text.

Source title links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.