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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.

Name: THE LIBRARY AND HERBARIUM OF THE BOTANIC GARDENS

List entry Number: 1320377

Location

THE LIBRARY AND HERBARIUM OF THE BOTANIC GARDENS, HIGH STREET

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

County District District Type Parish
OxfordshireOxfordDistrict 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.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 245495

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

HIGH STREET 1. 1485 (South Side) Botanic Gardens The Library and Herbarium of the Botanic Gardens SP 5206 SW 10/422 12.1.54. I GV 2. The Library and Herbarium consists of 2 buildings, now including Magdalen College Bursaey. (a) The South elavation was originally of one storey built to form the eastern-most orangery, or plant house, in 1733-35 for which William Townesend, the Oxford mason-architect, was paid in 1736. It was raised by one storey when H J Underwood designed the porter's lodge on the west and (b) the North elevation. The South elevation now consists of 2-storeyed ashlar with a moulded cornice at the 1st floor and a parapet with a moulded cornice below it. There is a 2-storeyed 3-sided bay with a central doorway flanked by a window. The tall sash windows have plain recessed reveals and rusticated keystones. The additional storey of C1835 is in the same style; at this time the building became the Professor's house. (b) The North elevation, c.1835 by Underwood is 2-storeyed ashlar on a rusticated ground floor and having a centre piece of 4 engaged Doric columns breaking forward, a moulded entablature and a parapet. 5 tall sash windows in moulded frames with scroll bracketed cornices: in the ground floor are 5 small sash windows.

All the listed bui1dings on the South Side form a group.

Listing NGR: SP5208606106

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: SP 52085 06105

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