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Taylor Institute The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Description: Taylor Institute The Ashmolean Museum

Grade: I
Date Listed: 12 January 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 245853

OS Grid Reference: SP5113106548
OS Grid Coordinates: 451131, 206548
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7553, -1.2606

Location: Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 3JS

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

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Listing Text

(West Side)
The Ashmolean Museum
and the Taylor
SP 5106 NW 5/523A 12.1.54.
Includes No 41 Beaumont street.
The combined building housing the Taylor Institution and the original "University
Galleries" (now incorporated as the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archeology)
occupies the site on the corner of St Giles's Street and Beaumont Street.
It was built in 1841-45 to the Neo-Greek designs of Charles Robert Cockerell
in Bath (Box Ground) stone on a plinth of Permian sandstone with the columns,
pilasters and entablatures of Portland stone and decorations in terra-cotta.
The Taylor Institution forming the East wing was founded, built and endowed
by Sir Robert Taylor. The Ashmolean Museum, forming the central range and
the West wing, has been altered and extended in 1892-5, 1900, 1908, 1923-8,
1933 and 1937-40. The most recent of these extensions (1939-40) giving a
farther frontage on Beaumont Street was built in Clipsham stone for the rusticated
ground floor, with Bath (Monks Park) stone for the upper storeys, to the
design of E. Stanley Hall.

Listing NGR: SP5113506540

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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