Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, Bethnal Green E2 - Tower Hamlets

A three storey building built in 1892 to the designs of Arthur Blomfield in Tudor Revival style. The attic chapel contains a painting by Alfred Soord, set into a Gothic reredos. A temporary roof was erected in 2016, with funding from Historic England. Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent were granted in 2016 for comprehensive repairs, including the chapel and communal space. The Heritage Lottery Fund awarded a grant in 2017 and the Local Authority is considering making a Historic Buildings Grant offer. Works are scheduled to begin in 2018 and are due for completion in 2019.

Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, Bethnal Green E2 - Tower Hamlets
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: OXFORD HOUSE
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number: 1396458
  • Local Planning Authority: Tower Hamlets
  • Site Type: Recreational


  • Building Name: Oxford House
  • Postcode: E2
  • County: Greater London
  • District / Borough: Tower Hamlets
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Bethnal Green and Bow
  • Region: London

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Fair
  • Occupancy / Use: Occupied/in use
  • Priority: F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
  • Previous Priority: B
  • Ownership: Charity (non-heritage)