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Rhodes House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7576 / 51°45'27"N

Longitude: -1.255 / 1°15'17"W

OS Eastings: 451519

OS Northings: 206809

OS Grid: SP515068

Mapcode National: GBR 8YY.MKG

Mapcode Global: VHCXV.62DY

Entry Name: Rhodes House

Listing Date: 12 January 1954

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1076964

English Heritage Legacy ID: 245903

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1

County: Oxfordshire

District: Oxford

Town: Oxford

Electoral Ward/Division: Holywell

Built-Up Area: Oxford

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Oxford St Mary the Virgin with St Cross with St Peter-in-the-East,

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SP5106NE SOUTH PARKS ROAD
(South side)
612-0/6/115
Rhodes House
12/01/54

GV II*

Educational establishment. 1929, by Sir Herbert Baker. Coursed Bladon stone rubble with Chipsham dressings. Stone slate hipped roofs behind balustraded parapets. Ashlar stacks.
H-shaped plan, in the C17 style of the region, with great hall in the central range and reading rooms, library and stairs in the west wing; in the forecourt to the north a Classical rotunda with a copper-clad dome and a tetrastyle portico, two colums deep. Over the centre of the main range an open cupola. Stone mullion-transom windows with leaded panes. The south garden front has a large canted bay window to the hall at the centre with buttresses and carved armorial tablets to left and right.
INTERIOR: The portico leads to the stone domed rotunda with windows in the drum with columns in antis. From the rotunda, a vaulted anteroom to the great hall with ashlar walls, an apse at the high end, gallery on pairs of Tuscan columns at the low end and an arch-braced roof with crown-posts. An axial corridor leads to the wings; the west wing contains reading rooms and the timber open-well staircase with shaped balusters and carved eagle finials; on the first floor the library [Rosebury Room] is open to a similar roof to that of the hall.
NOTE: Rhodes House is a memorial to Cecil Rhodes and home of the Rhodes Trustees in Oxford. It was established in the will of Cecil Rhodes as a centre for scholars from the U.S.A., the British Empire and Germany.

Listing NGR: SP5151906809

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