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Okens House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Warwick, Warwickshire

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Latitude: 52.2807 / 52°16'50"N

Longitude: -1.5869 / 1°35'12"W

OS Eastings: 428280

OS Northings: 264805

OS Grid: SP282648

Mapcode National: GBR 5M4.TX9

Mapcode Global: VHBXH.FYY0

Entry Name: Okens House

Listing Date: 10 January 1953

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1364795

English Heritage Legacy ID: 307412

Location: Warwick, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34

County: Warwickshire

District: Warwick

Civil Parish: Warwick

Built-Up Area: Warwick

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Warwick St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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Listing Text

1.
1781 CASTLE STREET
(West Side)

No 20 (Oken's
House)
SP 2864 NW 1/6 10.1.53.

II* GV

2.
Late C15 important timber-framed house (historical associations). Long
inscription on gable end facing up the street states that Thomas Oken,
who was a wealthy mercer of the town (died 1573), gave this house for charitable
purposes --- it was restored in 1864. This gabled end is jettied at first
floor and has a certain amount of heavy curved timber framing which is
original. Practically all of remainder of external framing and infilling
appears to date from C19 but the character of the building has been
preserved. East elevation has two identical flush gables C19 barge
boards and finials. Roof of old tiles. ? interior. Now houses the Warwick
Doll Museum. Thomas Oken, mercer, was the last Warden of the Guild of
the Holy Trinity and Saint Mary and one of the first burgesses of the town
of Warwick, incorporated 1545. VCH, viii, p.426.

Nos 10, 12, 16 and 20 form a group.


Listing NGR: SP2828064804

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