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The Radcliffe Infirmary (Main Block)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.76 / 51°45'36"N

Longitude: -1.2623 / 1°15'44"W

OS Eastings: 451009

OS Northings: 207073

OS Grid: SP510070

Mapcode National: GBR 7XL.RMX

Mapcode Global: VHCXV.21J2

Entry Name: The Radcliffe Infirmary (Main Block)

Listing Date: 12 January 1954

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1047066

English Heritage Legacy ID: 245941

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2

County: Oxfordshire

District: Oxford

Town: Oxford

Electoral Ward/Division: North

Built-Up Area: Oxford

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Oxford St Giles

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

612/3/101 (West side)


(West Side)
The Radcliffe Infirmary original infirmary block

SP 5007 SE 2/101
SP 5107 SW 3/101 12.1.54.

Infirmary. 1759-70. By Stiff Leadbetter (d.1766) and founded on the benefaction of Dr. John Radcliffe. 3-storeyed Headington ashlar with attics in a Welsh slate mansard roof.

PLAN: Central entrance at ground floor into two-storey entrance hall. Longitudinal corridors at each storey to projecting cross-wings at both ends. Central room to rear projects to bay window with Board Room at first floor and chapel originally above.

EXTERIOR: 5-part facade with projecting cross-wings of two windows wide to each end and a slightly projecting frontispiece, three windows wide capped with pediment. Ground floor entrance of 1933 by Stanley Hemp replaces original first floor entrance. Entrance of round-headed doorway with keystone flanked by pilasters carrying a panel and capped with finials. Ground floor reads as basement with six-over-three sashes and plinth. Six-over-six sashes to first and second stories. Sashes have flush surrounds, except for salient sills and first floor sill band. Segmental arch three-over-three dormers to mansard attic behind parapet with cornice. Round window to pediment. Narrow, deep ashlar chimneys. Pair of octagonal full-height sanitary towers by C. Buckeridge of 1869 to rear with water tanks to attic storey. 1911-13 outpatients block by Edward Warren attached and projecting to front left. C19 and C20 additions to the rear.

INTERIOR: Longitudinal corridors to first floor are tunnel-vaulted in rough stone and groin-vaulted in finished stone at centre near entrance to Board Room. Board Room with C18 and C19 plaster panels inscribed with the names and donations of benefactors. Upper level rooms with 6-panel door, transom, stone fireplace surround, flag stone floor.

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Listing NGR: SP5101607146

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