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Oxford (District Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
SP 51521 06443


1. BROAD STREET 1485 (South Side) The Sheldonian Theatre SP 5106 SE 9/148 12.1.54. I GV 2. RCHM 2. Built in 1664-69 at the cost of Archbishop Seldon to the designs of Wren. Thomas Robinson was master-mason with Arthur Frogley, master- carpenter. The stone used came from Headington (the ground storeys,) Burford and Barrington, while the upper stages were built in Taynton Stone. The whole South elevation is in original Barrington stone in the upper stage with Windrud stone in the lower stage. The upper stage of the semi- circular North elevation was refaced in Bath stone, probably in 1838, and since partly refaced in Clipsham stone. The cornices and balustrades have also been repaired in Clipsham stone at various times. The originai stone-carving was by William Byrd and the wood-work by William and Richard Clere. The ceiling was painted by Robert Streater; an early example of English illusionist decoration.

Exeter College, The Old Ashmolean Building, The Sheldonian Theatre and The Old Clarendon Building form a group with The Indian Institute, Catte Street.

Listing NGR: SP5151906448


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

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Date: 18 Apr 2003
Reference: IOE01/04042/26
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John O'Brien. Source Historic England Archive
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