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Osney Cathedral Also known as Osney Abbey

 

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  • A print of the ruined West Tower of Osney Abbey

Other Information

  • Osney Abbey, or Cathedral as it was later known, became the Cathedral of Oxford after the Abolition of the Monstaries in 1542 but only lasted in this position for two years until Bishop's seat was transferred to Christ Church.
  • The Great Tom bell which now hangs in Tom Tower was originally hung here.
  • The building once abandoned gradually fell into ruin with the main tower taking over 100 years to collapse. The pivotal event that saw the eventual destruction of what was left including the demolition of the West Tower was a powder explosion from an ammunition dump in the English Civil War in 1643 that made it unsafe.
  • Now almost nothing exists with the exception being a small timber framed building on Botley Road.

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Reference Data

Reference No.
5961
First Uploaded
16-03-2009
Last Editorial Date
07-10-2010
 

Building Location

Address
Botley Road, Oxford. OX2
Council
Oxford City Council
County
Oxfordshire
Region
South East
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Demolished
Construction start date
1129
Demolition Date
1544
Style
Gothic

Pinnacle Type
Spire
Roof Height (AGL)
45.00 *

Market Data

Primary Use
Place of Worship
Secondary Use
University


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* Estimated Height