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The Museum of the History of Science, Oxford

Description: The Museum of the History of Science

Grade: I
Date Listed: 12 January 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 245360

OS Grid Reference: SP5148906435
OS Grid Coordinates: 451489, 206435
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7542, -1.2555

Location: 27 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ

Locality: Oxford
Local Authority: Oxford City Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX1 3AZ

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Listing Text

(South Side)
The Museum of the History
of Science (The Old Ashmolean
SP 5106 SW 8/149 12.1.54.
RCHM 4. Built in 1679-83 by the University, Thomas Wood being master-mason
and Arthur Frogley the master-carpenter, in Headington stone; this was
patched with Clipsham stone and the surface artificially toned down, 1928-30.
For measured drawings, see Phillips's Details I(1909), 230-34. 2 storeys
and basement, 5 windows, 2 light mullion and transom windows with alternate
triangular and semi-circular pedimented heads. Pedimented doorway.
Balustraded steps and parapet added in 1957.

Exeter College, The Old Ashmolean Building. The Sheldonian Theatre and
The Old Clarendon Building form a group with The Indian Institute,
Catte Street.

Listing NGR: SP5149006432

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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