SP5106 : Small Quad - Rose Arbour and Rear of Kettell Hall and Marriott House at Trinity College, Oxford

taken 3 months ago, near to Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

Small Quad - Rose Arbour and Rear of Kettell Hall and Marriott House at Trinity College, Oxford
Small Quad - Rose Arbour and Rear of Kettell Hall and Marriott House at Trinity College, Oxford
"Small Quad" at Trinity College, Oxford. The image shows the rear of the Grade II* listed 17th C Kettell Hall (to the right), and the back of Marriott House (No 53 Broad Street/Blackwell’s Music Shop - LinkExternal link ) in the centre. Blackwell's Music Shop occupies the ground floor (the grey bricks), above that is graduate student accommodation for Trinity College. A corridor connects Marriott House to Kettell Hall internally. The building to the left of the image contains the kitchens of the White Horse pub.

The rose arbour was built in the early 2010s by Charles Atkinson of Iron Awe. Its design features griffins' heads at its top, consistent with griffins seen in multiple places around Trinity (atop gates, on buildings, and on the College crest).

From the college website circa 2019: "This garden was designed to soften what is an aesthetically-awkward area of the college." "It is essentially a series of hoops supported by four legs rising from wooden planters. Originally we planted two climbing roses in each container, but they now contain the pink form of Clematis armandii. We have installed another central stem to give extra support to the structure with a circular bench around the base of it.". Archive LinkExternal link

The rose arbour currently features Albertine roses. The bench in the middle has a plaque that reads: "In recognition of Kennett and Judith Simmons, regular attenders at the UVa Summer School, whose generosity enabled the creation of this Rose Garden".
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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Trinity College

Trinity College (full name: The College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity in the University of Oxford, of the foundation of Sir Thomas Pope) is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. The college was founded in 1555 by Sir Thomas Pope, on land previously occupied by Durham College, home to Benedictine monks from Durham Cathedral.
Despite its large size, the college is relatively small in terms of student numbers at approximately 400.
Trinity has produced three British prime ministers, placing it joint-second with Balliol College in terms of former students who have held the office.
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Saturday, 26 August, 2023   (more nearby)
Sunday, 27 August, 2023
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 5146 0648 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:45.2793N 1:15.3536W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 5146 0649
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