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Carfax Tower Tower of the Church of St Martin Carfax, Oxford

Description: Carfax Tower Tower of the Church of St Martin Carfax

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 January 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 245370

OS Grid Reference: SP5130606178
OS Grid Coordinates: 451306, 206178
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7520, -1.2582

Location: 33 Queen Street, Oxford OX1 3JE

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

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Listing Text

Tower of the Church
of St Martin Carfax
(Carfax Tower)
SP 5106 SW 8/295 12.1.54.
Church rebuilt in 1820-22 by John Ploman, except for west tower, and demolished
1896, again leaving the tower which is, probably C14 in origin; (probably
with Saxon work also); it was restored in 1896 by Sir T G Jackson who added
the buttresses and turret. The tower has a fine clock with animated figures
striking the hours. (RCHM 33).
Forms the Western terminal of the High Street.

Listing NGR: SP5130606178

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Source: English Heritage

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