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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1048108



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Oxfordshire

District: Vale of White Horse

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Abingdon

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 19-Jan-1951

Date of most recent amendment: 10-Dec-1971

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 250264

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1. 752 ABBEY

SU 4997 1/159A 19.1.51 The Checker


2. C13 origin. Square stone building, with buttresses. On ground floor, a doorway with 2 centred arch and continuous moulding heads to the undercroft, formerly the abbots wine cellar, which has one octagonal pier and single chamfered ribs in four bays. The room above has a doorway with continuous moulding and two Decorated two-light windows. Triangular lobby with three doorways made when the room was divided into two in the C14. In the right hand chamber is a fine C13 fireplace, with a stiff leaf and other leaf capitals and projecting hood. Tall chimney with rare top; the vents are three stepped lancets in a gable. Restored circa 1910. West of the checker is a lower stone range probably the former Granary, and then a timber framed gable on a stone base. Roof with two tiers of wind braces. The Checker Hall has been reformed out of a block of cottages, and is now a theatre with an apron stage, described under the Unicorn Theatre, Thames Street.

Listing NGR: SU4997497021

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National Grid Reference: SU 49973 97022


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