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Latitude: 51.7553 / 51°45'19"N
Longitude: -1.2532 / 1°15'11"W
OS Eastings: 451644
OS Northings: 206554
OS Grid: SP516065
Mapcode National: GBR 8YY.V9S
Mapcode Global: VHCXV.74BQ
Entry Name: Holywell Music Room
Listing Date: 12 January 1954
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1047232
English Heritage Legacy ID: 245575
Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1
Local Authority Ward: 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
(Holywell Music Room)
SP 5106 NE 6/195 12.1.54.
Begun in 1742 to the design of Rev Dr Thomas Camplin, Vice Principal of St
Edmund Hall and Archdeacon of Taunton, and opened in 1748 at the cost of
£1,263 lOs Od. 1-storeyed rubble 65 ft x 32 ft x 30 ft high with an apselike
North end and a Welsh slate roof. The South front is stuccoed brick, lies
back from the street about 38 ft and has a projecting rectangular
shaped ground floor with 2 semi-circular arched windows and a stone band
and a moulded cornice; the 1st floor has 3 C18 sash windows in moulded pediment
in which is a blind circular lunette. On the East side there are 3 semi-circular
arched windows. History. Probably one of the earliest buildings in Europe
erected specially for musical performances. (See Peshall's Edition of Wood's
Ancient and Present State of City of Oxford (1773), 247-8 0xf Hist Soc XV
(1889), 247-8; Proc Oxf Architect and Hist Soc V, 208; for drawing of exterior
made by J C Buckler in 1812, p Bodl M S Don a 3 II, 85.
All the listed buildings on the North Side form a group.
Listing NGR: SP5164406554
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