Sapphire Moon

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
683762
Names
Sapphire Moon
Coordinates
51.7488030° N, 0.9801730° W
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Listed on
Grade II listed building
listed building (England)

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Timeline

18 May 2007

Sapphire Moon designated a Grade II listed building

National Heritage List for England Data

Sapphire Moon is listed on the National Heritage List for England with the following data. Some information may have become outdated since the date of listing. Text courtesy of Historic England. © Crown Copyright, reprinted under the Open Government License.

List Entry ID
1391986
Grade
II
Name
SAPPHIRE MOON
Location
SAPPHIRE MOON, 86, HIGH STREET
Parish
Thame
District
South Oxfordshire
County
Oxfordshire
Grid Reference
SP 70500 06059

THAME

1707/0/10010 HIGH STREET 18-MAY-07 86 Sapphire Moon

GV II House with ground-floor shop, probably C17 with later alterations, and late C20 modifications.

MATERIALS: Timber-framed, refronted in brick; plain-tile roof. Modern tile-hung gable wall to right.

PLAN: Small, two-bay, two-storey plus attic, building fronting on to the High Street pavement with later extensions to the rear.

EXTERIOR: Timber-framed building, probably C17, clad with pale pink bricks with darker red bricks to quoins and to window and door edges in later C18 or early C19 when the building line was pushed outward onto the pavement by about 0.5m. The front façade has a large, six-over-three paned shop window (seemingly a C20 replacement) with the front door to its left and to the first floor two 16-paned casements extending upward to the roof line. The gabled attic's conversion for residential use (at unknown date) is indicated by long dormer windows to front (replaced c2000) and rear. To the rear two smaller multi-paned casements are visible at first-floor level; the original ground-floor arrangement is obscured by a single-storey brick extension with catslide roof and a further flat-roofed C20 one.

INTERIOR: To the ground floor two internal transverse beams divide the C17 building into three sections with exposed joists between them. To the front the original corner posts are visible with decorative jowls. First inner transverse beam with chamfers and double-notched stops; supporting wall posts have decorative jowls...

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Bibliography

  1. “SAPPHIRE MOON.” The National Heritage List for England. Web. Accessed 8 Oct. 2013. <https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1391986>