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Postmasters Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7515 / 51°45'5"N

Longitude: -1.252 / 1°15'7"W

OS Eastings: 451730

OS Northings: 206128

OS Grid: SP517061

Mapcode National: GBR 8Z4.29L

Mapcode Global: VHCXV.77YN

Entry Name: Postmasters Hall

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1

County: Oxfordshire

District: Oxford

Town: Oxford

Locality: Holywell

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Listing Date: 12 January 1954

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

English Heritage Legacy ID: 245650

Source ID: 1323108

Listing Text

MERTON STREET
1.
1485
(North Side)
No 5
(Postmaster's Hall)
SP 5106 SE 9/467 12.1.54.
II GV
2.
(ie "Portionists" Hall). RCHM 81. Cl6-17 with modern additions on North.
2-storeyed plastered rubble with 2 gabled attic dormers in a Welsh slate
roof. There is a renewed and slightly moulded string at the 1st floor. The
ground floor has 2 3-light stone caveto-moulded mullioned windows, mostly
renewed, and there is also a single light of the same. In the 1st floor
are 2 3-light stone caveto-moulded windows which may be original, and a single
light of the same. The dormers have 3-light wood casement windows. In the
East gable end are 2 and 3-light original stone moulded mullioned windows;
there are modern stone-faced stacks. The front doorway has a plain stone
frame with a modern bracketed Cl8 style wooden hood; the door is probably
Cl7. Interior. RCHM p 167 b. Includes original panelling, fireplace, overmantel
and a collar beam roof. History. Here was born and here lived Anthony Wood,
antiquary and historian (DNB). For drawing of exterior by J C Buckler in
1821, see Bodl MS Don A 3 1 53.

Beam Hall and Nos 3, 4A and 5 form a group with New Block, Corpus Christi
College and Oriel College.


Listing NGR: SP5172606128

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