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Carfax Tower tower of the Church of St Martin Carfax

A Grade II Listed Building in Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.752 / 51°45'7"N

Longitude: -1.2582 / 1°15'29"W

OS Eastings: 451306

OS Northings: 206178

OS Grid: SP513061

Mapcode National: GBR 8Z4.0QL

Mapcode Global: VHCXV.47Q9

Entry Name: Carfax Tower tower of the Church of St Martin Carfax

Listing Date: 12 January 1954

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1047353

English Heritage Legacy ID: 245370

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1

County: Oxfordshire

District: Oxford

Town: Oxford

Electoral Ward/Division: Carfax

Built-Up Area: Oxford

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Oxford St Michael and St Martin and All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

CARFAX
1.
1485
Tower of the Church
of St Martin Carfax
(Carfax Tower)
SP 5106 SW 8/295 12.1.54.
II
2.
Church rebuilt in 1820-22 by John Ploman, except for west tower, and demolished
1896, again leaving the tower which is, probably C14 in origin; (probably
with Saxon work also); it was restored in 1896 by Sir T G Jackson who added
the buttresses and turret. The tower has a fine clock with animated figures
striking the hours. (RCHM 33).
Forms the Western terminal of the High Street.


Listing NGR: SP5130606178

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