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Church of St Mary the Virgin

A Grade I Listed Building in Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7528 / 51°45'10"N

Longitude: -1.2537 / 1°15'13"W

OS Eastings: 451610

OS Northings: 206275

OS Grid: SP516062

Mapcode National: GBR 8Z4.1VP

Mapcode Global: VHCXV.761N

Plus Code: 9C3WQP3W+4G

Entry Name: Church of St Mary the Virgin

Listing Date: 12 January 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1047275

English Heritage Legacy ID: 245482

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1

County: Oxfordshire

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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612/9/349 HIGH STREET
12-JAN-54 (North side)


Parish church. (RCHM 34) North tower, circa 1280, with spire circa 1315
(repaired 1808 and 1850; in 1495-6 it was partially rebuilt and pinnacles
restored by Sir T G Jackson, mainly in Clipsham stone; all the statues but
one renewed by Sir George Frampton). The Congregation House, with Library
in upper storey, circa l320. North Chapel, on West of tower, circa 1328.
Chancel rebuilt 1463. Nave and aisles rebuilt, circa 1490. Choir vestry,
late C16. South porch, 1637 to design of Nicholas Stone, John Jackson being the
mason; repaired 1865. Vestry C17. Church restored by Scott in 1861,
including refacing. Exterior of South aisle was patched in synthetic stone
in 1939. Notable fittings include stall work, sedilia and many monuments.
The Univisity Church. Of historic importance for its connections with the
Oxford Movement. J H Newman was Vicar of St Mary's from 1828 to his retirement
in 1843. Also the scene of Thomas Cranmer's trial and recantation in 1555.

All the listed buildings on the North Side form a group.

Listing NGR: SP5160806271

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