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Radcliffe Camera, Oxford

Description: Radcliffe Camera

Grade: I
Date Listed: 12 January 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 245749

OS Grid Reference: SP5159106345
OS Grid Coordinates: 451591, 206345
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7534, -1.2540

Location: Radcliffe Square, Oxford OX1 3BB

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

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Listing Text

Radcliffe Camera
SP 5106 SE 9/148A 12.1.54.

RCHM 1. Built 1737-49 by the benefaction of Dr John Radcliffe to the designs
of James Gibbs; William Townesend and William Smith, or Warwick, being the
master-masons. The lower storeys were built in Headington freestone and
the upper part in Taynton stone. In 1863 the arches of the ground floor
were glazed and a north entrance made with steps up to it. Repairs were
made in 1913 under the direction of Sir T G Jackson. The facing has been
patched in Clipsham stone. For history, see Bibliotheca Radclivinana (1747)
and "Exhibition Catalogue" ib. (1949).

All the buildings in Radcliffe Square form a group of the highest importance
being the centre of the University of Oxford.

Listing NGR: SP5159206345

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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