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Description: Front Range with Entrance Including a Wing and Link to Wing with Former Chapel
Date Listed: 18 February 1993
English Heritage Building ID: 246000
OS Grid Reference: SP5100306133
OS Grid Coordinates: 451003, 206133
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7516, -1.2626
HM PRISON OXFORD NEW ROAD
SP 5106 SW
8/10011 Front range with Entrance inc.
A Wing & Link to Wing with
Administrative range, former chapel and prison wing. Front Range
c1800 with mid C19 and later alterations; A Wing and Link 1848-56 by
H.J. Underwood and J. C. Buckler. Coursed rubble with stone
dressings. Front range 2 storeys with Tudor arched, hoodmoulded
entrance in canted wing to left; until the mid C19 entrance in the
central crenellated tower with stone buttresses. Tower now with 2
hoodmoulded windows to ground floor and 1 at 1st floor with 2
cruciform arrow slits above and corbels below parapet. Ashlar dressed
windows to range linked by continuous hoodmoulds at ground floor and
sill bands to 1st. Interior converted for administration. Public
executions were carried out on the tower until 1863. Link Building 3
storeys. 4 windows deep. Each angle with a machicolated tower;
parapet to front rises behind former entrance tower. Machicolated
parapet to returns. Inteior converted for administration but
sanctuary arch, cornice and raked floor of former chapel extant. A
Wing 3 storeys and semi-basement. Long range parallel to entrance
range. 2nd and 3rd floor stone-dressed windows with slightly pointed
arches and continuous sill bands. Large tripartite windows to gable
ends light internal atrium with galleries to low-height cell
entrances; cells barrel-vaulted.
Listing NGR: SP5106906178
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