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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: 1283787



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: 244873

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Built as priory church of Austin Canons after mid C12. Early C13 top stage and spire of central tower. Mid C13 Lady Chapel, as North aisle of presbytery. North aisle top stage, Early C14 Latin Chapel. In circa 1330 the chapel of St Lucy (East of South transept) extended eastwards. Late C15 clerestory and stone vault of presbytery. In 1524-29 West end destroyed to make room for Wolsey's college and a wall built between 4th columns West of the crossing. Cathedral refitted 1629-38 and restored 1856. In 1870 a general restoration under Sir Gilbert Scott which included removal of West wall, addition of 1 bay to nave, East window replaced by a restoration and the rebuilding of much of South aisle of presbytery. Has many good monuments, including an effigy of a Knight.

Listing NGR: SP5154805981

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: SP 51547 05977


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