10 Littlegate Street – Grade II listed building (List Entry No. 1047206)
Extracted text from the Historic England website: –
Dated 1647, a 2-storyed rubble with modern machine-made tiled roof. 3-light casement windows (some altered) with remains of stone drip moulds in places. One the east front is a 3-storeyed projecting porch with an outer 4-centre-headed stone doorway with a defaced panel above it. Above the doorway within the porch is the date 1647 and it has moulded wood jambs and a 4-centre-headed arch in a square head with shields in the spandrels. On the west side are 2 projecting cement-faced stacks with brick shafts. An 1821 drawing by Buckler shows that in the West side was a pointed medieval arched doorway, this, one of the original gateways to the Blackfriars with its postern, was re-discovered during the recent restoration in 1967-8.
The “Tudor cottage” as it is known was built in 1647 but it is not yet known who built the cottage. Date of 1647 carved in the wooden door head entrance to the cottage suggests Stuart rather than Tudor period of history.
The second Blackfriars (Dominican Priory) in Oxford dedicated on 15th August 1246. All that remains at the Centre site is the arch of the gateway preserved in the adjoining cottage known as “The Tudor cottage”. Detailed information about the Blackfriars priory is available from the Oxford History Centre and contained in reports from the archaeological work undertaken in 1970s.
In 1882 an article and later a book written by the Revd W. A. Dimmock, curate of Holy Trinity church, St. Ebbes was published. He refers to the “cottage” as being known locally as the Priory House. A manuscript of this article is available at the Oxford History Centre. The Priory was suppressed at the dissolution of the monasteries in 1538.
A sketched copy of the 1821 drawing by J. C. Buckler is available to view at Oxford Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre. The original is stored in Bodleian library.
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