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Postmasters Hall, Oxford

Description: Postmasters Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 January 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 245650

OS Grid Reference: SP5173006127
OS Grid Coordinates: 451730, 206127
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7515, -1.2520

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)
No 5
(Postmaster's Hall)
SP 5106 SE 9/467 12.1.54.
(ie "Portionists" Hall). RCHM 81. Cl6-17 with modern additions on North.
2-storeyed plastered rubble with 2 gabled attic dormers in a Welsh slate
roof. There is a renewed and slightly moulded string at the 1st floor. The
ground floor has 2 3-light stone caveto-moulded mullioned windows, mostly
renewed, and there is also a single light of the same. In the 1st floor
are 2 3-light stone caveto-moulded windows which may be original, and a single
light of the same. The dormers have 3-light wood casement windows. In the
East gable end are 2 and 3-light original stone moulded mullioned windows;
there are modern stone-faced stacks. The front doorway has a plain stone
frame with a modern bracketed Cl8 style wooden hood; the door is probably
Cl7. Interior. RCHM p 167 b. Includes original panelling, fireplace, overmantel
and a collar beam roof. History. Here was born and here lived Anthony Wood,
antiquary and historian (DNB). For drawing of exterior by J C Buckler in
1821, see Bodl MS Don A 3 1 53.

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

Listing NGR: SP5172606128

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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