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C Wing Including the Round Tower

A Grade II* Listed Building in Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7512 / 51°45'4"N

Longitude: -1.2626 / 1°15'45"W

OS Eastings: 451002

OS Northings: 206087

OS Grid: SP510060

Mapcode National: GBR 7XS.5LH

Mapcode Global: VHCXV.27CW

Entry Name: C Wing Including the Round Tower

Listing Date: 28 June 1972

Last Amended: 18 February 1993

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1047045

English Heritage Legacy ID: 245997

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 Barnabas with St Thomas the Martyr

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SP 5006 SE
7/10008 C Wing including the Round Tower
Prison block and tower. 1785 onwards by William Blackburn. 2nd floor
late C19/early C20. Batter to ground floor of tower may be the much
repaired and renewed base of a new "round tower" known to have been
built 1235 "in the corner of the castle". Coursed rubble with stone
dressings and ashlar 2nd floor. Pitched slated roof. 3 storeys 8
windows. Ground floor with small flat arched windows and entrance.
Round-arched 1st floor openings linked by impost bands, mostly blind
with grilled lunettes. 2nd floor bays buttressed. At southern end
ground floor, early, low barrel-vaulted cells with stone flag floors.
One retains heavily studded door with bar and lock; also, 3 heavy
transverse timbers set into the walls about 9" from the ground and 2"6
apart, one with metal rings for manaclling prisoners. Known as the
"Wesley Cells". 1st floor cells of low height with stone flagged

Listing NGR: SP5096506199

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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