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High Street House

A Grade II Listed Building in Watlington, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.6452 / 51°38'42"N

Longitude: -1.0053 / 1°0'19"W

OS Eastings: 468923

OS Northings: 194507

OS Grid: SU689945

Mapcode National: GBR B1Y.YF2

Mapcode Global: VHDVT.JXD6

Plus Code: 9C3WJXWV+3V

Entry Name: High Street House

Listing Date: 18 July 1963

Last Amended: 11 December 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1285084

English Heritage Legacy ID: 247660

Location: Watlington, South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX49

County: Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Watlington

Built-Up Area: Watlington

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Watlington

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 31 August 2021 to correct grade and to reformat the text to current standards

HIGH STREET (south side)
No.7 (High Street House)
(Formerly listed as High Street House)


Town house. c.1720-30. Grey brick with red brick dressings; ground floor rebuilt in late C19 brick; roof not visible; moulded brick rear lateral and end stacks. Double-depth plan. Early Georgian style.

Three storeys. Five window range. Fine doorcase with fluted pilasters, pulvinated frieze and segmental pediment: five-panelled door. Bold coving over ground-floor sashes with late C19 red brick aprons. Gauged brick segmental arches over other C18 sashes. Red brick moulded string courses; gauged red brick pilasters to sides have moulded entablatures meeting cornices beneath parapet. Early C18 two-storey rear wing of chequer brick with raised storey band, gabled old tile roof, and canted bay with sashes to rear: adjoins stair turret to left and similar wing to right which has four-panelled door with overlight and mid C18 wing (with mid C19 sashes) to rear.

Interior: C18 and C19 panelled doors. Ground-floor has chamfered and ogee-stopped beams, and early C18 fireplace to left; mid C18 panelled room to rear left; hall to rear right has early and mid C18 panelling, and dog-leg with landing staircase with barley-sugar balusters on closed string; panelled dado. First floor has bolection-panelled room to right and straight-cut panelled room with bolection-moulded overmantle to left. Second floor has panelled landing and mid C18 panelled rooms with stone fireplaces to left and right.

(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.830).

Listing NGR: SU6892394507

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