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20, Holywell Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7551 / 51°45'18"N

Longitude: -1.2515 / 1°15'5"W

OS Eastings: 451762

OS Northings: 206532

OS Grid: SP517065

Mapcode National: GBR 8YY.VTB

Mapcode Global: VHCXV.847W

Entry Name: 20, Holywell Street

Listing Date: 12 January 1954

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1369396

English Heritage Legacy ID: 245563

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1

County: Oxfordshire

District: Oxford

Town: Oxford

Electoral Ward/Division: Holywell

Built-Up Area: Oxford

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Oxford St Mary the Virgin with St Cross with St Peter-in-the-East,

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

(North Side)
No 20
SP 5106 NE 6/208 12.1.54.
House. RCHM 206. Early C17, refashioned in C18. 3-storeyed cement-rendered
timber-framed front on a stone base. The South front has a moulded cornice
at the 1st floor, 3 hipped gables in a Welsh slate roof with modern red brick
stacks. The ground floor has 2 double C18 sash windows in modern wood frames,
1 on either side of the front doorway which has 2 steps up to it, a moulded
wood frame and a rectangular fanlight. The 1st and 2nd floors have similar
double sash windows. On the West is a passageway and in the West wall of
the house on the ground floor is some original early chamfered wood partitioning.
The West side of the passageway is of rubble and has a gable end above it.
In September 1949 the South front was stripped and refaced with grey cement
rendering on expanding metal laid on the timber-framing. Behind the old
plastered front were found at each end of the 2nd floor the original C17
2-light wood mullioned window frames which had been left undisturbed by
the Cl8 frontage; these were again covered over. Interior: RCHM p 181 a.
Includes an early C17 staircase, plastered ceilings, overmantel and panelling
and 2 C18 moulded stone fireplaces and some C18 panelling.

All the listed buildings on the North Side form a group.

Listing NGR: SP5176206532

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