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Latitude: 51.7244 / 51°43'27"N
Longitude: -1.1339 / 1°8'2"W
OS Eastings: 459918
OS Northings: 203206
OS Grid: SP599032
Mapcode National: GBR 8ZH.VHW
Mapcode Global: VHCXX.9XDG
Entry Name: Ripon College
Listing Date: 19 January 1973
Last Amended: 25 October 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1047715
English Heritage Legacy ID: 246397
Location: Cuddesdon and Denton, South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX44
District: South Oxfordshire
Civil Parish: Cuddesdon and Denton
Built-Up Area: Cuddesdon
Traditional County: Oxfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire
Church of England Parish: Cuddesdon
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
SP 5903 CUDDESDON AND DENTON CUDDESDON
5/9 Ripon College.
19/01/73 (Formerly listed as Cuddesdon
Theological College. 1853-4 and 1873-8, extended 1904 and later. By G.E.
Street; extension 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
bracketed 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: SP5991803206
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