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Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford

Description: Church of St Mary the Virgin

Grade: I
Date Listed: 12 January 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 245482

OS Grid Reference: SP5161006274
OS Grid Coordinates: 451610, 206274
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7528, -1.2537

Location: High Street, Oxford OX1 3DR

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

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Listing Text

612/9/349 HIGH STREET
12-JAN-54 (North side)


Parish church. (RCHM 34) North tower, circa 1280, with spire circa 1315
(repaired 1808 and 1850; in 1495-6 it was partially rebuilt and pinnacles
restored by Sir T G Jackson, mainly in Clipsham stone; all the statues but
one renewed by Sir George Frampton). The Congregation House, with Library
in upper storey, circa l320. North Chapel, on West of tower, circa 1328.
Chancel rebuilt 1463. Nave and aisles rebuilt, circa 1490. Choir vestry,
late C16. South porch, 1637 to design of Nicholas Stone, John Jackson being the
mason; repaired 1865. Vestry C17. Church restored by Scott in 1861,
including refacing. Exterior of South aisle was patched in synthetic stone
in 1939. Notable fittings include stall work, sedilia and many monuments.
The Univisity Church. Of historic importance for its connections with the
Oxford Movement. J H Newman was Vicar of St Mary's from 1828 to his retirement
in 1843. Also the scene of Thomas Cranmer's trial and recantation in 1555.

All the listed buildings on the North Side form a group.

Listing NGR: SP5160806271

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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