TAYLOR INSTITUTE THE ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1047111
Date first listed:
12-Jan-1954
Statutory Address:
41, BEAUMONT STREET
Statutory Address:
TAYLOR INSTITUTE, ST GILES STREET
Statutory Address:
THE ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM, ST GILES STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
41, BEAUMONT STREET
Statutory Address:
TAYLOR INSTITUTE, ST GILES STREET
Statutory Address:
THE ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM, ST GILES STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Oxfordshire
District:
Oxford (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SP 51131 06548

Details

ST GILES' STREET 1. 1485 (West Side) The Ashmolean Museum and the Taylor Institute SP 5106 NW 5/523A 12.1.54. I 2. Includes No 41 Beaumont street. The combined building housing the Taylor Institution and the original "University Galleries" (now incorporated as the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archeology) occupies the site on the corner of St Giles's Street and Beaumont Street. It was built in 1841-45 to the Neo-Greek designs of Charles Robert Cockerell in Bath (Box Ground) stone on a plinth of Permian sandstone with the columns, pilasters and entablatures of Portland stone and decorations in terra-cotta. The Taylor Institution forming the East wing was founded, built and endowed by Sir Robert Taylor. The Ashmolean Museum, forming the central range and the West wing, has been altered and extended in 1892-5, 1900, 1908, 1923-8, 1933 and 1937-40. The most recent of these extensions (1939-40) giving a farther frontage on Beaumont Street was built in Clipsham stone for the rusticated ground floor, with Bath (Monks Park) stone for the upper storeys, to the design of E. Stanley Hall.

Listing NGR: SP5113506540

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
245853
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 18 Apr 2003
Reference: IOE01/04042/04
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John O'Brien. Source Historic England Archive
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