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Merton College, Chapel, Front Quadrangle

A Grade I Listed Building in Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7511 / 51°45'3"N

Longitude: -1.2525 / 1°15'9"W

OS Eastings: 451695

OS Northings: 206084

OS Grid: SP516060

Mapcode National: GBR 8Z4.25C

Mapcode Global: VHCXV.77PZ

Entry Name: Merton College, Chapel, Front Quadrangle

Listing Date: 12 January 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1199994

English Heritage Legacy ID: 245012

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1

County: Oxfordshire

District: Oxford

Town: Oxford

Locality: Holywell

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

MERTON COLLEGE
1.
1485
Front Quadrangle
Chapel (to North-West
of Front Quadrangle)
SP 5106 SE 9/480B 12.1.54.
I
2.
The pre-existing church of St John Baptist served as chapel in 1274. Choir
of new chapel built 1290-24 in Wheatley stone with some from Iffley and
Cowley; contains notable stained glass of circa 1300. In 1330-35 the crossing
was built and in 1368 the South transept, the windows of this being altered
in C15. North transept, 1419-25. Bell-Tower built in 1448-51 in Headington
and Taynton stone, Robert Jannyngs being the mason until 1449. West window
is late C15. Chapel restored by Edward Blore, 1838-43 and again by Butterfield
in 1854. The whole re-faced 1970-1.


Listing NGR: SP5168006079

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