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Taylor Institute the Ashmolean Museum

A Grade I Listed Building in Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7553 / 51°45'19"N

Longitude: -1.2606 / 1°15'38"W

OS Eastings: 451131

OS Northings: 206549

OS Grid: SP511065

Mapcode National: GBR 8YY.S4M

Mapcode Global: VHCXV.34DQ

Entry Name: Taylor Institute the Ashmolean Museum

Listing Date: 12 January 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1047111

English Heritage Legacy ID: 245853

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1

County: Oxfordshire

District: Oxford

Town: Oxford

District Council Ward: Carfax

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Oxford St Mary Magdalen

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

ST GILES' STREET
1.
1485
(West Side)
The Ashmolean Museum
and the Taylor
Institute
SP 5106 NW 5/523A 12.1.54.
I
2.
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

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