Christchurch, The Great Quadrangle (or Tom Quadrangle)


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Statutory Address:
The Great Quadrangle, Christchurch
Statutory Address:
The Tom Quadrangle, Christchurch


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Statutory Address:
The Great Quadrangle, Christchurch
Statutory Address:
The Tom Quadrangle, Christchurch

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

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


SP 5106 SW 8/453E SP 5106 SE 9/453E SP 5105 NW 12/453E SP 5105 NE 13/453E

CHRIST CHURCH The Great (or Tom) Quadrangle

12.1.54. I Collegiate: (a) west; and south sides, 1526 (John Lubbyns and Henry Redmayne, masons); the north range circa 1668 (refaced C19). Includes Tom Tower, lower part 1526 (since refaced in Taynton stone), upper part 1681-82 by Wren with Christopher Kempster and the Oxford Robinsons, masons; top storey above clock refaced and much of west front restored by W.D Caröe, 1909-12, in Clipsham stone; terrace and steps, 1842 by Sir Francis Chantrey.

(b) East side, circa 1546, mainly refaced. (c) North side, late C17, refaced in C19. Altered 1962-63 and 1971. (d) Kill Canon Gate, late C17, raised by one storey 1876-78. (e) Staircase and tower in south range. Early C19 stone staircase (Wyatt, 1805) with Gothic fan-vault built between 1630 and 1640; top belfrey stage of staircase tower, 1879 by G F Bodley. Ante-room between tower and hall mainly early C16.

(g) Hall on first floor, 1529, with modern (1878) parapet and pinnacles; rooms beneath remodelled and roof of hall (originally made probably by Humphrey Coke) restored in 1720.

There are eleven wrought-iron lamp-brackets with round lanterns in the Quadrangle. The raised footpath round the Quadrangle, the remains of the Cloisters, is included in the listing. The wrought iron lantern in the Main Gate is included in the listing.

Listing NGR: SP5141406032


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


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: 08 Jun 2005
Reference: IOE01/14180/23
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Chris Tresise. Source Historic England Archive
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