SP5106 : The Rhodes Building, Oriel College

taken 10 months ago, near to Oxford, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

The Rhodes Building, Oriel College
The Rhodes Building, Oriel College
Grade II* listed. LinkExternal link
Oriel College
Oriel College is a constituent college of the University of Oxford. Located in Oriel Square, the college has the distinction of being the oldest royal foundation in Oxford. The college has also been known as King's College and King's Hall.
The main site of the College incorporates four medieval halls: Bedel Hall, St Mary Hall, St Martin Hall and Tackley's Inn, the last being the earliest property acquired by the college and the oldest standing medieval hall in Oxford. The College has nearly 40 Fellows, about 300 undergraduates and some 160 graduates.
Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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Date Taken
Saturday, 17 June, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 20 September, 2017
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Historic sites and artefacts  Educational sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 5161 0621 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:45.1328N 1:15.2256W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 5160 0622
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