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Almshouses

A Grade II Listed Building in Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9305 / 51°55'49"N

Longitude: -1.3107 / 1°18'38"W

OS Eastings: 447490

OS Northings: 226004

OS Grid: SP474260

Mapcode National: GBR 7VD.ZC5

Mapcode Global: VHCWV.7QFX

Plus Code: 9C3WWMJQ+6P

Entry Name: Almshouses

Listing Date: 8 December 1955

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1357429

English Heritage Legacy ID: 422545

Location: Steeple Aston, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX25

County: Oxfordshire

District: Cherwell

Town: Cherwell

Civil Parish: Steeple Aston

Built-Up Area: Steeple Aston

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Steeple Aston

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Description

STEEPLE ASTON NORTH SIDE
SP4726, SP4725 (North side)
8/115, 9/115 Nos.1 and 2, Almshouses
08/12/55 (Formerly listed as Almshouses
(Radcliff's Hospital)
GV II

Pair of almshouses. Probably c.1660; altered c.1814 and extended C20. Coursed
squared marlstone with limestone dressings; Stonesfield-slate roof with
stone-and-brick gable stacks. Single-unit plans with added wings. One storey
plus attic raised to 2 storeys. Symmetrical front has two 2-light
stone-mullioned windows with labels, two old plank doors in chamfered 4-centred
stone doorways, each inscribed with the initials "SR", and at first floor in
later rubble walling has two 3-light casements with lattice glazing. The left
cottage (No.2) has a stone sundial with the date "1814". Gable walls show a
raised eaves line. Small single-storey extensions flank the range. Interiors not
inspected. Built by Brasenose College, Oxford, but the initials probably refer
to Dr. Samuel Radcliffe, principal of the college and rector of the parish.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p707)


Listing NGR: SP4749026004

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