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The Library and Herbarium of the Botanic Gardens

A Grade I Listed Building in Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7512 / 51°45'4"N

Longitude: -1.2469 / 1°14'48"W

OS Eastings: 452085

OS Northings: 206105

OS Grid: SP520061

Mapcode National: GBR 8Z4.3LG

Mapcode Global: VHCXV.B7PV

Entry Name: The Library and Herbarium of the Botanic Gardens

Listing Date: 12 January 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1320377

English Heritage Legacy ID: 245495

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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Listing Text

(South Side)
Botanic Gardens
The Library and
Herbarium of the
Botanic Gardens
SP 5206 SW 10/422 12.1.54.
The Library and Herbarium consists of 2 buildings, now including Magdalen
College Bursaey.
(a) The South elavation was originally of one storey built to form the eastern-most
orangery, or plant house, in 1733-35 for which William Townesend, the Oxford
mason-architect, was paid in 1736. It was raised by one storey when H J
Underwood designed the porter's lodge on the west and (b) the North elevation.
The South elevation now consists of 2-storeyed ashlar with a moulded cornice
at the 1st floor and a parapet with a moulded cornice below it. There is
a 2-storeyed 3-sided bay with a central doorway flanked by a window. The
tall sash windows have plain recessed reveals and rusticated keystones. The
additional storey of C1835 is in the same style; at this time the building
became the Professor's house.
(b) The North elevation, c.1835 by Underwood is 2-storeyed ashlar on a rusticated
ground floor and having a centre piece of 4 engaged Doric columns breaking
forward, a moulded entablature and a parapet. 5 tall sash windows in moulded
frames with scroll bracketed cornices: in the ground floor are 5 small sash

All the listed bui1dings on the South Side form a group.

Listing NGR: SP5208606106

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

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