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Holywell Music Room

A Grade II* Listed Building in Oxford, Oxfordshire

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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

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1047232

English Heritage Legacy ID: 245575

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1

County: Oxfordshire

District: Oxford

Town: Oxford

Electoral Ward/Division: 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

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Listing Text

(North Side)
No 34
(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.

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Listing NGR: SP5164406554

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