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Chipping Norton Recording Studio Is Up For Sale
Historic Grade II Listed Town House Conversion
circa. 1854
Guide Price - £450,000
  • HISTORIC (CIRCA. 1854) GRADE II LISTED TOWN HOUSE CONVERSION
  • OLD VICTORIAN SCHOOL & MUSIC RECORDING STUDIO (1971 - 1999)
  • THREE BEDROOMS OVER FIRST & SECOND FLOOR
  • FIRST & SECOND FLOOR BATHROOM FACILITIES
  •  LIVING ROOM WITH MEZZANINE OFFICE SPACE
  •  DINING KITCHEN
  •  REAR HALL & WC
  •  GAS CENTRAL HEATING
  •  SOUTH FACING COURTYARD GARDEN
  •  PRIVATE PARKING FOR TWO CARS
Chipping Norton Recording Studio 1971 - 1999
Belfry
BBC Music Day - British Plaque Trust
Rear View & Private Parking
Dining Kitchen
Mezzanine Office
Living Room
Master Bedroom
The studios operated from 1971 to 1999 out of the former British Schools building, 28–30 New Street, which is a Grade II listed building.  Songs that were recorded at the studio include "Baker Street" by Gerry Rafferty, "In The Army Now" by Status Quo, "Too Shy" by Kajagoogoo, "I Should Have Known Better" by Jim Diamond, "Perfect" by Fairground Attraction, "(I Just) Died in Your Arms" by Cutting Crew and "Bye, Bye, Baby (Baby Goodbye)" by the Bay City Rollers. 

Dexys Midnight Runners, Duran Duran, Marianne Faithfull, Wet Wet Wet, Jeff Beck, XTC, Barbara Dickson, Alison Moyet, The Supernaturals, The Long Ryders, Beverley Craven, Mark Owen, Freddie King, Level 42, The Proclaimers, Richard & Linda Thompson and Radiohead also recorded here.

In 2017 the BBC placed a commemorative Blue Plaque on the Grade II listed building to ensure that its role in recording famous music is remembered.
About Lancaster House
Lancaster House is a historic Grade II listed town property conveniently situated within a short walk of the town centre featuring a south facing walled garden and private parking. Circa 1854 Lancaster House started off life as a school until its closure in the late 60’s and in 1971 became home of Chipping Norton Recording Studio which was renowned as “The Best In The Country” until its closure in 1999.

The market town of Chipping Norton is situated on the edge of the Cotswold Hills about twenty miles north of the University City of Oxford and some thirteen miles from the large centre of Banbury. It has a good range of shopping, social and business facilities including an excellent local theatre, a sports centre with indoor pool and a recently constructed Community Hospital. A station on the Paddington to Worcester rail line can be found at nearby Kingham in addition to a regular bus service from Chipping Norton to Oxford.
About Chippy
Chippy Town Hall
St Mary's Church
The Cornish Almshouses
Chippy 'Top' Side
'Chippy', is a busy market town on the highest point in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds. The area was once a major centre in the wool trade which brought prosperity to the Cotswold region throughout the Middle Ages. The impressive parish church of St Mary's is a reminder of the rich merchants who once called Chipping Norton home.
The first written records of Chipping Norton come from the 9th century, but there is evidence of a much older prehistoric settlement. Chipping Norton is mentioned in the Domesday Book when it was called Nortone. There is no mention of a church, so we can assume that St Mary's not founded until the 12th century, sometime after a motte and bailey castle was constructed in what is now called Castle Banks to the north of the churchyard.
  
Paltry foundations of the castle can still be seen. The church was originally dedicated to St Nicholas, and it was not until the 13th century that the current dedication was implemented.
King and Woolley was established in 1990. Prior to this, the partners, Keith Woolley and David Bolton King had both worked for other firms in Oxfordshire. Indeed, between them they have in excess of 40 years experience.

With offices prominently situated in Banbury’s High Street, just down from The Cross, and in New Street, Chipping Norton, a busy thoroughfare, we are ideally situated to cover the local North and West Oxfordshire area as well as parts of South Northants and South Warwickshire. Regular advertising in both the Banbury and Oxford press is complemented by full colour listing on the major internet property portals as well, of course, as on this site.
Trading under the locally well-known name of Lester Land, we also have our own consultant surveyor, Nigel Beynon, providing building surveys, RICS Home Buyer reports and schedules of condition.
King & Woolley – for an all-round independent, professional property service.