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Radcliffe Camera

A Grade I Listed Building in Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7534 / 51°45'12"N

Longitude: -1.254 / 1°15'14"W

OS Eastings: 451591

OS Northings: 206345

OS Grid: SP515063

Mapcode National: GBR 8Z4.1S8

Mapcode Global: VHCXV.66X4

Entry Name: Radcliffe Camera

Listing Date: 12 January 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1099146

English Heritage Legacy ID: 245749

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 Mary the Virgin with St Cross with St Peter-in-the-East,

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

Radcliffe Camera
SP 5106 SE 9/148A 12.1.54.

RCHM 1. Built 1737-49 by the benefaction of Dr John Radcliffe to the designs
of James Gibbs; William Townesend and William Smith, or Warwick, being the
master-masons. The lower storeys were built in Headington freestone and
the upper part in Taynton stone. In 1863 the arches of the ground floor
were glazed and a north entrance made with steps up to it. Repairs were
made in 1913 under the direction of Sir T G Jackson. The facing has been
patched in Clipsham stone. For history, see Bibliotheca Radclivinana (1747)
and "Exhibition Catalogue" ib. (1949).

All the buildings in Radcliffe Square form a group of the highest importance
being the centre of the University of Oxford.

Listing NGR: SP5159206345

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