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The Turl Bar, Turl Street, Oxford

Gill, Jonathan (2012) The Turl Bar, Turl Street, Oxford. Project Report. Oxford Archaeological Unit Ltd. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In July 2011 Oxford Archaeology (OA) undertook a small programme of building recording at the Turl Bar, to the rear of the Mitre Hotel on Turl Street, Oxford. Although the Mitre Inn itself is a Grade II* listed building of national significance the Turl Bar forms a less historic extension constructed in c.1925-6 on the site of the coaching inn's former stables. The building is still of some interest due to the wider significance of the complex and also because it is of some architectural merit in its own right being constructed in a period style. The building also incorporates a small section of earlier timber framed wall which appears to have survived from a former building on the site and this has been recorded in the current work. The frame was examined after the partial removal of modern plaster and evidence suggested that it was an in-situ fragment of historic wall rather than a modern construction reusing old ex-situ timbers. A contemporary account of the construction of the building from the 1920s states that the new building incorporated 'the interesting relic of one of the original stable walls, with timber framing and plasterwork' so presumably this is the fragment exposed in the current project. The recording in the current study has included an element of watching brief, undertaken after the removal of modern surfaces and this aspect of the investigation has not identified any other surviving fragments of building which pre-date the 1920s construction

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Oxfordshire
Period > UK Periods > Modern 1901 - present
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:894
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:25 Jul 2012 07:33
Last Modified:26 Jul 2012 14:59

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