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Beam Hall, with Number 3, Oxford

Description: Beam Hall, with Number 3

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 12 January 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 245648

OS Grid Reference: SP5169806119
OS Grid Coordinates: 451698, 206119
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7514, -1.2525

Location: Merton Street, Oxford OX1 4JE

Locality: Oxford
Local Authority: Oxford City Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX1 4JE

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Listing Text

(North Side)
Beam Hall, with No 3
(Formerly listed as
Beam Hall)
SP 5106 SE 9/465 12.1.54.
RCHM 79. Built in 2 sections, that on the East being built as a Hall, in
C15 and that on the West about 1600; the -latter was altered in Cl8 and in
1885. The East range. The south front is recessed from the West range
by about 3 ft and is of lower height. 2-storeyed pilastered rubble with
cellars and a stone slate roof in which 3 Cl7 gabled attic dormers, the two
on the East being larger than that on the West; the East one has moulded
barge-boards and in the West is a 3-light casement window in a modern stone
frame. In the ground floor are 2 original 2-light stone caveto-moulded mullioned
windows with square heads, and 1 small window in a moulded stone frame.
At the west end in the 1st floor, which was inserted probably about 1600,
is a 3-light stone mullioned window in a moulded frame. The West range
is of 2 storeys with cellars and 4 gables in which are attics. The front
was restored in 1885 by sir T G Jackson and is now cement-faced with imitation
masonry joints. There is a continuous moulded string over the ground and
1st floors and a moulded cornice below the gables. The ground floor has
2 3-light stone mullioned windows and 2 similar but larger windows with sashes,
all with square moulded labels. In the lst floor are 1 3-light and 2 2-light
stone mullioned windows with a projecting bay of 3 lights with sashes. The
4 windows in the 4 gables have 3-light casements. There is a moulded flat
wooden bracketed hood to the doorway. On the East is a stone-based stack
with a modern brick shaft and the roof is of modern tiles. Interior. RCHM
p 166 b. Includes in the East block the original roof timbers, and early
Cl7 staircase, a C17 fireplace and some C16-17 panelling. For drawing of
exterior by J C Buckler in 182l, see MS Bodl Don A 3 1 52. Major
alterations 1964.

Beam Hall and Nos 3, 4A and 5 from a group with New Block, Corpus Christ
College and Oriel College.

Listing NGR: SP5169806120

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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