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Ripon College, Cuddesdon and Denton

Description: Ripon College

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 19 January 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 246397

OS Grid Reference: SP5992303235
OS Grid Coordinates: 459923, 203235
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7246, -1.1338

Location: 1 Bishop's Wood, Cuddesdon, Oxfordshire OX44 9EX

Locality: Cuddesdon and Denton
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX44 9EX

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Listing Text

5/9 Ripon College.
19/01/73 (Formerly listed as Cuddesdon
Theological College)

Theological College. 1853-4 and 1873-8, extended 1904 and later. By G.E.
Street; extnesion by Spencer Slingsby Stallwood. Squared coursed limestone
rubble with ashlar dressings; plain-tile roof with crested ridge and stone
stacks. Built on the west, then north and finally south sides of the entrance
court. The 4-bay main range, in French Gothic style is of 2 storeys plus
attics and has a projecting lateral stack flanked by gabled dormers with
bracketted half-hipped roofs below which the irregular fenestration is grouped
at each floor. Octagonal corner-turret to right. Left bay is obscured by
the 1904 wing in Tudor Gothic style. To right is a short 2-storey range with
a 3-bay traceried arcade and, at first floor, a large oriel window with moulded
corbelling rising from a respond and a tall hipped roof . To right is a 3
storey cross-wing with a shingle covered bellcote on the roof. A rose window in
the gable is the east window of the former chapel. The Gothic-arched entrance
is in this block. Adjacent, and forming the north side of the court is Street's
later range. The first floor chapel has a 3-light east window with Geometrical
tracery and 2-light side windows. Groups of 3 and 4 trefoil-headed lancets to
the ground-floor hall with episcopal arms on the gable-wall. A corresponding
range to the west of the main block is of 2 storeys plus attics and has 3 high
gabled dormers and an archway at the junction leading to a through passage with
ribbed vault. A 2-storey domestic range runs northwards. Interior: The chapel
is reported as having painted panelled ceiling and stained glass, the remains
of a decorative scheme of 1875-7 by Clayton and Bell. Not inspected. The fore-
court is enclosed on the east by a low stone wall with tapered coping, and a
buttressed pointed entrance arch with gablet and foliated finial on the top
coping. The College was Street's first important work.
(V.C.H. Oxfordshire V, p.101; Buildings of England, Oxfordshire, p.563-4)

Listing NGR: SP5992303235

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Source: English Heritage

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