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C Wing Including the Round Tower, Oxford

Description: C Wing Including the Round Tower

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 28 June 1972
English Heritage Building ID: 245997

OS Grid Reference: SP5100206087
OS Grid Coordinates: 451002, 206087
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7512, -1.2626

Location: 19 Paradise Street, Oxford OX1 1NG

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

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Listing Text

SP 5006 SE
7/10008 C Wing including the Round Tower
Prison block and tower. 1785 onwards by William Blackburn. 2nd floor
late C19/early C20. Batter to ground floor of tower may be the much
repaired and renewed base of a new "round tower" known to have been
built 1235 "in the corner of the castle". Coursed rubble with stone
dressings and ashlar 2nd floor. Pitched slated roof. 3 storeys 8
windows. Ground floor with small flat arched windows and entrance.
Round-arched 1st floor openings linked by impost bands, mostly blind
with grilled lunettes. 2nd floor bays buttressed. At southern end
ground floor, early, low barrel-vaulted cells with stone flag floors.
One retains heavily studded door with bar and lock; also, 3 heavy
transverse timbers set into the walls about 9" from the ground and 2"6
apart, one with metal rings for manaclling prisoners. Known as the
"Wesley Cells". 1st floor cells of low height with stone flagged

Listing NGR: SP5096506199

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Source: English Heritage

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