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St Hugh's College lodges and gates

A Grade II Listed Building in Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7674 / 51°46'2"N

Longitude: -1.2625 / 1°15'44"W

OS Eastings: 450990

OS Northings: 207895

OS Grid: SP509078

Mapcode National: GBR 7XL.5MG

Mapcode Global: VHCXN.2TFZ

Plus Code: 9C3WQP8Q+X2

Entry Name: St Hugh's College lodges and gates

Listing Date: 7 October 2008

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1392937

English Heritage Legacy ID: 493656

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2

County: Oxfordshire

Electoral Ward/Division: St Margaret's

Built-Up Area: Oxford

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Oxford St Philip and St James with St Margaret

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

612/1/10115 ST MARGARET'S ROAD
07-OCT-08 St Hugh's College Lodges and Gates

BUILDING: Pair of lodges, with attached gate piers and gates and attached boundary walls. 1914-16. Architect: H.T. Buckland and W. Haywood

EXTERIOR: Symmetrical composition in Baroque style.
Lodges are ashlar, with hipped tiled roofs. Small square-plan buildings with plinth bands, moulded cornices and central panelled chimneys. One storey and attic. Fronts to road have 2 12-pane sashes to ground floor, and similar sash in tall dormer with carved stone side scrolls and segmental pediment. Sides each have single casement, 8-panel door, and sash in flat-roofed dormer with plain lead cheeks. 2 similar sashes and casement to rear of west lodge; gabled projection to rear of east lodge. All ground-floor openings inset in moulded surrounds with moulded stops. Cast iron rainwater hoppers.
Ashlar gate-piers with moulded panels and pedimented caps. Moulded double scrolls cap pilasters to lodges. Central cast iron carriage gates. Pedestrian side gates between railings on ashlar dwarf walls.
Short length of ashlar wall to east. High rubble stone boundary wall extends along St. Margaret's Road to west.

INTERIORS: Not seen.

HISTORY: St. Hugh's was founded as St. Hugh's Hall in 1886 for female students and was the third such foundation at Oxford. In 1911 it became a college by name, and in 1959 a full college.

SOURCES: J. Sherwood and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire (1974), 247.

SUMMARY OF IMPORTANCE: Pair of lodges and gates creating a grand ashlar entrance to St. Hugh's College, arranged in a symmetrical composition to create an architectural focal point of entrance/chapel building. The lodges are of much the same First-War date as, and by the same architects (Buckland and Haywood) as, the main College building, also recommended for listing. The lodges and associated gates and walling are elegant and carefully detailed, and part of the overall public face of the college.

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

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