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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1199994



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

County: Oxfordshire

District: Oxford

District Type: District Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 12-Jan-1954

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 245012

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MERTON COLLEGE 1. 1485 Front Quadrangle Chapel (to North-West of Front Quadrangle) SP 5106 SE 9/480B 12.1.54. I 2. The pre-existing church of St John Baptist served as chapel in 1274. Choir of new chapel built 1290-24 in Wheatley stone with some from Iffley and Cowley; contains notable stained glass of circa 1300. In 1330-35 the crossing was built and in 1368 the South transept, the windows of this being altered in C15. North transept, 1419-25. Bell-Tower built in 1448-51 in Headington and Taynton stone, Robert Jannyngs being the mason until 1449. West window is late C15. Chapel restored by Edward Blore, 1838-43 and again by Butterfield in 1854. The whole re-faced 1970-1.

Listing NGR: SP5168006079

Selected Sources

Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 34 Oxfordshire

National Grid Reference: SP 51695 06083


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