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Christchurch, the Great Quadrangle The Tom Quadrangle, Oxford

Description: Christchurch, the Great Quadrangle The Tom Quadrangle

Grade: I
Date Listed: 12 January 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 244875

OS Grid Reference: SP5141605984
OS Grid Coordinates: 451416, 205984
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7502, -1.2566

Location: 94 Saint Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1DP

Locality: Oxford
Local Authority: Oxford City Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX1 1DP

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Listing Text

The Great (or Tom)
SP 5106 SW 8/453E 12.1.54.
SP 5106 SE 9/453E
SP 5105 NW 12/453E
SP 5105 NE 13/453E
Collegiate: (a) West; and South sides, 1526 (John Lubbyns and Henry
Redmayne, masons); the North range Circa 1668 (refaced Cl9).
Includes Tom Tower, lower part 1526 (since refaced in Taynton stone),
upper part 1681-2 by Wren with Christopher Kempster and the Oxford
Robinsons, masons; top storey above clock refaced and much of West
front restored by W D Caroe, 1909-12, in Clipsham stone; terrace
and steps, 1842 by Sir Francis Chantrey.
(b) East side, circa 1546, mainly refaced.
(c) North side, late C17, refaced in Cl9. Altered 1962-3 and 1971.
(d) Kill Canon Gate, late C17, raised by 1 storey 1876-8.
(e) Staircase and tower in South range. Early Cl9 stone
staircase (Wyatt, 1805) with Gothic fan-vault built between 1630
and 1640; top belfrey stage of staircase tower, 1879 by G F Bodley.
Ante-room between tower and hall mainly early C16.
(g) Hall on 1st floor, 1529, with modern (1878) parapet and pinnacles;
rooms beneath remodelled and roof of hall (originally made probably
by Humphrey Coke) restored in 1720.
There are 11 wrought-iron lamp-brackets with round lanterns in
the Quadrangle. The raised footpath round the Quadrangle, the
remains of the Cloisters, is included in the listing. The wrought iron
lantern in the Main Gate is included in the listing.

Listing NGR: SP5141406032

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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