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Christchurch, The Great Quadrangle (or Tom Quadrangle)

A Grade I Listed Building in Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7502 / 51°45'0"N

Longitude: -1.2566 / 1°15'23"W

OS Eastings: 451416

OS Northings: 205984

OS Grid: SP514059

Mapcode National: GBR 8Z4.74K

Mapcode Global: VHCXV.58KM

Entry Name: Christchurch, The Great Quadrangle (or Tom Quadrangle)

Listing Date: 12 January 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1198760

English Heritage Legacy ID: 244875

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1

County: Oxfordshire

District: Oxford

Electoral Ward/Division: Holywell

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Oxford

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

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SP 5106 SW 8/453E
SP 5106 SE 9/453E
SP 5105 NW 12/453E
SP 5105 NE 13/453E

The Great (or Tom) Quadrangle


Collegiate: (a) west; and south sides, 1526 (John Lubbyns and Henry Redmayne, masons); the north range circa 1668 (refaced C19). Includes Tom Tower, lower part 1526 (since refaced in Taynton stone), upper part 1681-82 by Wren with Christopher Kempster and the Oxford Robinsons, masons; top storey above clock refaced and much of west front restored by W.D Caröe, 1909-12, in Clipsham stone; terrace and steps, 1842 by Sir Francis Chantrey.

(b) East side, circa 1546, mainly refaced.
(c) North side, late C17, refaced in C19. Altered 1962-63 and 1971.
(d) Kill Canon Gate, late C17, raised by one storey 1876-78.
(e) Staircase and tower in south range. Early C19 stone staircase (Wyatt, 1805) with Gothic fan-vault built between 1630 and 1640; top belfrey stage of staircase tower, 1879 by G F Bodley. Ante-room between tower and hall mainly early C16.

(g) Hall on first floor, 1529, with modern (1878) parapet and pinnacles; rooms beneath remodelled and roof of hall (originally made probably by Humphrey Coke) restored in 1720.

There are eleven wrought-iron lamp-brackets with round lanterns in the Quadrangle. The raised footpath round the Quadrangle, the remains of the Cloisters, is included in the listing. The wrought iron lantern in the Main Gate is included in the listing.

Listing NGR: SP5141406032

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