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Worcester College, Main Block, Oxford

Description: Worcester College, Main Block

Grade: I
Date Listed: 12 January 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 245207

OS Grid Reference: SP5094006489
OS Grid Coordinates: 450940, 206489
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7548, -1.2634

Location: A4144, Oxford OX1 2HB

Locality: Oxford
Local Authority: Oxford City Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX1 2HB

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Listing Text

Main Block
SP 5006 NE 4/132C 12.1.54.
SP 5006 SE 7/132C
In Headington stone facing Beaumont Street. Consists of Hall in South Wing
and Chapel on North Wing with recessed gateway in between. On West is a
loggia over which is the Library. Built 1720-86, possibly to design of Dr
George Clarke with Hawksmoor's "approval"; for parts William Townesend was
mason. The design of the Chapel and Hall were changed later, possibly by
James Wyatt. The Chapel redecorated by William Burgess in 1864-66, but
restored to original design 1967. The decayed Headington Stone on West
side of the block was replaced by synthetic stone in 1924-6. Re-faced in
Clipsham blue-veined stone 1965-69.

Listing NGR: SP5093406509

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Source: English Heritage

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