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48 West St Helen Street

History

(see long history)

No.48 is one of the few surviving early houses in West St Helen Street. It is timber-framed, and jettied at first and second floor levels, though only the latter survives. Probably seventeenth-century in date, some of the timbers in the house are medieval, but have been reused. The property belonged at one time to Christ’s Hospital. In the twentieth century it was occupied by the Cowley Oil Co. Ltd., but has now been sympathetically restored as a private house.

No.48 is private property and is not open to the public.

See Glossary for explanations of technical terms.

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Public access: 
Exterior only
Listing reference: 
No.48 is listed at grade II (reference no. 1368317)
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