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Chapel of St Luke, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford

Description: Chapel of St Luke, Radcliffe Infirmary

Grade: II
Date Listed: 28 June 1972
English Heritage Building ID: 245942

OS Grid Reference: SP5102307121
OS Grid Coordinates: 451023, 207121
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7605, -1.2621

Location: A4144, Oxford OX2 6HT

Locality: Oxford
Local Authority: Oxford City Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX2 6HT

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Listing Text

28-JUN-72 (West side)


(West Side)
Chapel of St Luke,
Radcliffe Infirmary
SP 5107 SW 3/868
Chapel. 1865. By A.W. Blomfield. Coursed rubble, stone tracery and red tile steeply pitched roof with bell turret. Early English Gothic chapel to the Radcliffe Infirmary to which it is connected by a pitched-roof corridor. Chapel forms one side of the courtyard in front of the Infirmary.

PLAN: Rectangular plan of 5 bays plus chancel. Transept porch to south wall under bellcote. Connected to main block by 4-bay corridor.

INTERIOR: Bays marked by wood trusses with cusped underside. Each bay has window with pair of narrow cusped lancets surmounted by pointed trefoils and quatrefoils with carved hood stops. East end window of three stepped lancets framed by tall colonnettes with small capitals supporting thin roll mouldings and foliate roundels in the spandrels; glass depicts nine miracles of healing and the Resurrection possibly designed by Holiday. Ventilation roundel to east gable. Cusped-head plaque to south wall commemorates Thomas Combe, d.1872 and the consecration of the chapel on 7 June 1865.

EXTERIOR: South elevation facing courtyard has buttresses, lancets and sominated by entrance portal to west end. Portal has gabled surround and segmental-headed doorway with pointed tympanum carved with Christ as Good Shepherd flanked by kneeling angels. Capitals carved with stiff-leaf foliage and stiff-lead roundel in the apex of the gable. Bellcote to east end of south wall. Connected to main block by 4-bay corridor with pitched stone slate roof.

HISTORY: Infirmary chapel was housed in the main block of the Radcliffe Infirmary above the Board Room until this new Chapel was built.

The Radcliffe Infirmary Buildings form a group.

Listing NGR: SP5102207120

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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