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Worcester College, Main Block

A Grade I Listed Building in Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7548 / 51°45'17"N

Longitude: -1.2634 / 1°15'48"W

OS Eastings: 450940

OS Northings: 206489

OS Grid: SP509064

Mapcode National: GBR 7XL.Z9Y

Mapcode Global: VHCXV.15Y3

Plus Code: 9C3WQP3P+WJ

Entry Name: Worcester College, Main Block

Listing Date: 12 January 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1184311

English Heritage Legacy ID: 245207

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1

County: Oxfordshire

District: Oxford

Town: Oxford

Electoral Ward/Division: Jericho and Osney

Built-Up Area: Oxford

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Oxford St Barnabas with St Thomas the Martyr

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

Main Block
SP 5006 NE 4/132C 12.1.54.
SP 5006 SE 7/132C
In Headington stone facing Beaumont Street. Consists of Hall in South Wing
and Chapel on North Wing with recessed gateway in between. On West is a
loggia over which is the Library. Built 1720-86, possibly to design of Dr
George Clarke with Hawksmoor's "approval"; for parts William Townesend was
mason. The design of the Chapel and Hall were changed later, possibly by
James Wyatt. The Chapel redecorated by William Burgess in 1864-66, but
restored to original design 1967. The decayed Headington Stone on West
side of the block was replaced by synthetic stone in 1924-6. Re-faced in
Clipsham blue-veined stone 1965-69.

Listing NGR: SP5093406509

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

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