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The Greyhound

Date of photo: 2017

Picture source: Movement80

The Greyhound was situated on Bicester Road. This pub closed in 1900 and is now used as a private residence entitled Greyhound House.  A grade-II listed building.

Listed building details:
Inn, now house. 1682 on datestones. Limestone rubble with wooden lintels; old plain-tile roof with brick gable stacks. L-plan. 2 storeys plus attics. 4-window front has renewed cross windows to both floors plus the entrance, to left of centre, in a C20 porch. Datestones between first-floor windows are inscribed "16", "0/WI" and "82". Roof has paired stacks to right and is hipped to left, returning over the rear wing with a roof dormer facing left. Left side has a 4-window range of similar renewed cross windows including a stair window; all have C20 lattice glazing. Rear gable has a stone parapet, paired brick stacks, and single-light windows, some blocked. C20 extension in angle of ranges. Interior: large open fireplace with bread oven, partly rebuilt: heavy stop-chamfered beams; upper flight of C17 dogleg stair with heavy turned balusters; first-floor fireplace with curved interior, herringbone-brick reredos and brick flat arch; butt-purl in roof with jointed rafters. Probably built as a farmhouse for members of the Deeley family. Ceased to be an inn in 1900.

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