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The Sheldonian Theatre

A Grade I Listed Building in Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7543 / 51°45'15"N

Longitude: -1.255 / 1°15'18"W

OS Eastings: 451521

OS Northings: 206443

OS Grid: SP515064

Mapcode National: GBR 8YY.TTL

Mapcode Global: VHCXV.65DG

Entry Name: The Sheldonian Theatre

Listing Date: 12 January 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1047350

English Heritage Legacy ID: 245362

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 Michael and St Martin and All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

(South Side)
The Sheldonian Theatre
SP 5106 SE 9/148 12.1.54.
RCHM 2. Built in 1664-69 at the cost of Archbishop Seldon to the designs
of Wren. Thomas Robinson was master-mason with Arthur Frogley, master-
carpenter. The stone used came from Headington (the ground storeys,) Burford
and Barrington, while the upper stages were built in Taynton Stone. The whole
South elevation is in original Barrington stone in the upper stage with Windrud
stone in the lower stage. The upper stage of the semi- circular North elevation
was refaced in Bath stone, probably in 1838, and since partly refaced in
Clipsham stone. The cornices and balustrades have also been repaired in
Clipsham stone at various times. The originai stone-carving was by William
Byrd and the wood-work by William and Richard Clere. The ceiling was painted
by Robert Streater; an early example of English illusionist decoration.

Exeter College, The Old Ashmolean Building, The Sheldonian Theatre and The
Old Clarendon Building form a group with The Indian Institute, Catte Street.

Listing NGR: SP5151906448

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

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