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IoE Number: 245997
Location: OXFORD CASTLE BASE OF ROUND TOWER UNDER CELL BLOCK ON SOUTH SIDE OF PRISON, NEW ROAD (south side)
  OXFORD, OXFORD, OXFORDSHIRE
Photographer: Mr Neil Guiden
Date Photographed: 15 April 2004
Date listed: 28 June 1972
Date of last amendment: 18 February 1993
Grade II*

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HM PRISON OXFORDNEW ROADSP 5006 SE7/10008C Wing including the Round TowerGVII*

HM PRISON OXFORD NEW ROAD SP 5006 SE 7/10008 C Wing including the Round Tower GV II* Prison block and tower. 1785 onwards by William Blackburn. 2nd floor late C19/early C20. Batter to ground floor of tower may be the much repaired and renewed base of a new "round tower" known to have been built 1235 "in the corner of the castle". Coursed rubble with stone dressings and ashlar 2nd floor. Pitched slated roof. 3 storeys 8 windows. Ground floor with small flat arched windows and entrance. Round-arched 1st floor openings linked by impost bands, mostly blind with grilled lunettes. 2nd floor bays buttressed. At southern end ground floor, early, low barrel-vaulted cells with stone flag floors. One retains heavily studded door with bar and lock; also, 3 heavy transverse timbers set into the walls about 9" from the ground and 2"6 apart, one with metal rings for manaclling prisoners. Known as the "Wesley Cells". 1st floor cells of low height with stone flagged floors.

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