The Mitre is a Grade II* listed building located in the heart of Oxford on the famous High Street and within the Central Conservation Area. The site (which incorporates part of the Grade II listed Covered Market, a number of unlisted and Grade II listed buildings on Turl Street and the early 20th century. Turl Bar to the rear) is a complex collection of multi-phased buildings with significant surviving fabric from the 13th to the 20th centuries, including medieval timber framing and a number of 16th century rooms with stone fireplaces and decorated stucco beams with a pomegranate design. 17th and 18th century panelling and chimneypieces also survive as well as good interiors of the 19th century. We were enlisted to undertake extensive research into the history and development of the building and provide a detailed historic building report to ‘unpick’ the complicated phasing and fabric, assigned significance to the surviving historic fabric and set out parameters for change to the buildings.