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County Hall with the Curving Screen Walls and Turrets on Either Side, Oxford

Description: County Hall with the Curving Screen Walls and Turrets on Either Side

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 January 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 245686

OS Grid Reference: SP5105306158
OS Grid Coordinates: 451053, 206158
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7518, -1.2618

Locality: Oxford
Local Authority: Oxford City Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX1 1NF

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Listing Text

(South Side)
County Hall with the
curving screen walls and
turrets on either side
SP 5106 SW 8/436 29.1.68.
1841. Delightful "Neo-Norman fortress" with Georgian type windows in "Gothic"
surrounds. Symmetrical composition. Designed by J Plownan. Stone. Single
storey, 5-bay frontage, the central bay projecting with a castellated porch
and turrets over. The bays on either side have large round-headed sash
windows. Parapet, roof not visible. The front decorated with mock arrow
slits. The screen walls are castellated and have arrow slits in the end
turrets. There are lamp standards in the form of 'fasces' on either side
of the door.

Listing NGR: SP5105306158

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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