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Heritage Asset Register

What is the Oxford Heritage Asset Register?

Oxford City Council maintains a register of buildings, structures, features or places that make a special contribution to the character of Oxford and its neighbourhoods through their locally significant historic, architectural, archaeological or artistic interest.

The Oxford Heritage Asset Register (OHAR) was developed between 2012-15 by the Council, with funding by English Heritage, in partnership with Oxford Preservation Trust and local communities.

By identifying what is special about different parts of the city and particular heritage assets, the City Council can better protect and manage them through planning policies and planning decisions.

Character Assessments

Reviews of the history and character of East Oxford and West Oxford were prepared as the first stage in the process of identifying potential heritage assets for inclusion in the Oxford Heritage Asset Register. They provide a first level of understanding of each area’s character, including its positive historic character features, negative features, issues and opportunities for enhancement. They can inform decisions about land use change and are a material consideration in development planning.

 East Oxford Character Assessment (PDF)
 West Oxford character Assessment (PDF)

How does the Oxford Heritage Asset Register relate to the National Heritage List?

The National Heritage List, administered by Historic England (formerly English Heritage) lists those buildings, structures and monuments of clearly national significance (such as, listed buildings, scheduled monuments, and registered parks and gardens). The Oxford Heritage Asset Register provides the opportunity to identify those elements of the City’s historic environment particularly valued by local communities.

What does inclusion on the Oxford Heritage Asset Register mean for my property?

Inclusion of a building or place on the Heritage Asset Register imposes no additional legal requirements or responsibilities on property owners over and above those already required for planning permission or building regulation approval. It can, however, help to influence planning decisions in a way that conserves and enhances local character. Under the National Planning Policy Framework the conservation and contribution of locally listed heritage assets will be a material consideration in planning decisions that directly affect them or their setting.

How are Heritage Assets added to the Register?

Buildings, structures and places can be nominated using the form below and returning it by email to: heritage@oxford.gov.uk

Word icon Oxford Heritage Asset Register Nomination Form (DOC)

Remember, we want to know about features of the historic environment that are not already identified by heritage designations. If your heritage asset is already a listed building, scheduled monument, registered park and garden or in a conservation area we will record the information you provide for the future, but will not put it forward for inclusion on the Oxford Heritage Asset Register.

How they will be assessed

Nominated assets will be presented to the public (including the owners of the assets) inviting views on its heritage value and suitability for inclusion on the Register. Any responses received will be placed, together with the nomination form, before a review panel of local ward councillors, officers and local experts.

The panel will assess the nominations using a set of four criteria adopted by Oxford City Council on 17 December 2012:

  1. They must be capable of meeting the government’s definition of a heritage asset, ie, building, monument, site, place, area or landscape.
  2. They must possess heritage interest that can be conserved and enjoyed.
  3. They must have a value as heritage for the character and identity of the city, neighbourhood or community because of their heritage interest beyond personal or family connections, or the interest of individual property owners
  4. They must have a level of significance that is greater than the general positive identified character of the local area.

How can I find out what is on the Register?

You can view the assets that are on the Heritage Assets Register on this page, together with their nomination forms and the dates their inclusion on the Register was approved. You will soon be able to view if a property is on the Register by using our LocalView address search. This list will be updated as new assets are added.

A number of sites, buildings and places have been identified in the past as having potential for inclusion on the Heritage Asset Register, and are awaiting assessment against the adopted criteria. This legacy list is provided for information only and does not represent a recommendation for or against their inclusion on the Register.

Sources for researching historic significance

There is a range of sources of information about Oxford’s historic environment that may be useful for researching the historic development of a particular building, monument or place.

Contact us

If you need further information about the Oxford Heritage Asset Register or advice about the nomination process, please contact us:

Design, Heritage & Specialist Services Team
109 St Aldate's Chambers, St Aldate's, Oxford, OX1 1DS
01865 249811
heritage@oxford.gov.uk

 

Oxford Heritage Asset Register

Approved assets

Address and nomination form

Ward

Date of approval

Oxford Stadium, Sandy Lane

Blackbird Leys

The first Heritage Asset added to the City Council's Register was the Oxford Stadium, Sandy Lane, which was registered by the City's Executive Board on 10 July 2013. For details of the decision including the reports that informed the decision, visit our Committees pages

Former Cantay Depository, 37-39 Park End Street

Carfax

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

Former Castle Hotel, Park End Street

Carfax

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

The Royal Oxford Hotel, Hollybush Row

Carfax

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

The Maroon Public House (formerly the Chequers), Hollybush Row

Carfax

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

Oxpens Meadow

Carfax

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

Oxpens Road Bridge

Carfax

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

The Wharf House, 13 Thames Street

Carfax

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

Former Gas Works Rail Bridge, Dale Close

Hinksey Park

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

Former Gas Works Pipe Bridge, Marlborough Road

Hinskey Park

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

Irving Building, Ss Mary and John’s Church of England Primary School, Hertford Street

Iffley Field’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

The Donnington Arms, 147 Howard Street

Iffley Field’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

Church Hall and House at 60 Percy Street

Iffley Field’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

Church of St Alban the Martyr, Charles Street

Iffley Field’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

91-97 Howard Street (odds) (former House of Compassion)

Iffley Field’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

The Prince of Wales Pub, 6a Charles Street

Iffley Field’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

Convent of the Incarnation, Parker Street

Iffley Field’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

Workshop at Rear of 60 Warwick Street

Iffley Field’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

16 Bedford Street (The Motz House)

Iffley Field’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

The Chester Arms, Chester Street

Iffley Field’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

East Ward Allotments, Cricket Road

Iffley Field’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

Aston’s Eyot, Jackdaw Lane

Iffley Field’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

The Kidney’s, Meadow Lane

Iffley Field’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

Ss Mary and John’s Church of England Junior School Field, Meadow Lane

Iffley Field’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

Bangkok House (former Boatman’s Chapel), Hythe Bridge Street

Jericho and Osney

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

Sheepwash Channel

Jericho and Osney

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

The Former Oxford Electric Lighting Power Station, Arthur Street

Jericho and Osney

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

The River Hotel, Botley Road

Jericho and Osney

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

The One (former Botley Road Turnpike Tollhouse), 2 Botley Road

Jericho and Osney

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

The Kite Public House, Mill Street

Jericho and Osney

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

The River Thames and Towpath from Osney Bridge to Four Streams Junction

Jericho and Osney

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

No 29 Abbey Road (formerly St Frideswide’s Curate’s House)

Jericho and Osney

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

Rectory Road Halls of Residence, Oriel College (formerly Nazareth House)

St Clement’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

East Oxford Community Centre, Princess Street

St Clement’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

The Corridor Public House, 119 Cowley Road

St Clement’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

Jeune Hall, Jeune Street (former Methodist Sunday School)

St Clement’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

Main Building, East Oxford Primary School, Union Street

St Clement’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

East Oxford Central Mosque, Manzil Way

St Clement’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

Asian Cultural Association Centre, Manzil Way

St Clement’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

46 Hill Top Road

St Clement’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

8 Hill Top Road

St Clement’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

177-219 (odds) and 120-146 (evens) Morrell Avenue and 1-2 Stone Street (including tree avenue)

St Clement’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

The Cowley Retreat, 172 Cowley Road

St Mary’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

The O2 Academy (former Co-operative buildings), 190 Cowley Road

St Mary’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

The Old Vicarage, 276 Cowley Road

St Mary’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

University and City Arms, Cowley Road

St Mary’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

49 Cowley Road (Vietnamese Temple Mural)

St Mary’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

118 Cowley Road

St Mary’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

Old Music Hall, 108 Cowley Road

St Mary’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

Temple Lounge, Temple Street

St Mary’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

Garden Wall at 40 Stockmore Street

St Mary’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

4 Marston Street

St Mary’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

9-10 Marston Street

St Mary’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

Oxford Blue, Marston Street

St Mary’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

50-51 Marston Street

St Mary’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

55-63 Marston Street

St Mary’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

Sundial at 35 Marston Street

St Mary’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

The James Street Tavern, 47-49 James Street

St Mary’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

The Black Swan, 11 Crown Street

St Mary’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

Former “Boot Repairing Depot”, 104 St Mary’s Road

St Mary’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

Former Bookbinding Works, Green Street

St Mary’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

Former Furniture Factory, Randolph Street

St Mary’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

Former St Mary’s Infants and Junior’s School, St John’s Home, St Mary’s Road

St Mary’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

Magdalen Road Church, Magdalen Road

St Mary’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

Shopfront, 39 Magdalen Road

St Mary’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

The Rusty Bicycle, 28 Magdalen Road

St Mary’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

The Mission House, 14 Magdalen Road

St Mary’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

Roger Bannister Running Track, Iffley Road Sports Complex

St Mary’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

Ss Mary and John’s Churchyard, Cowley Road

St Mary’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

Long Meadow, Jackdaw Lane

St Mary’s

City Executive Board, 2 April 2015

No. 333 Banbury Road (Summerhill House)

Summertown

No. 333 Banbury Road was added to the City Council’s Register by the West Area Planning Committee on 8th October 2013, for details of the decision including the reports that informed it, visit our Committees pages

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Legacy list of heritage assets awaiting consideration

Address

Comments

Type of nomination

Central Oxford

Weir by Hythe Bridge Street, Oxford Canal

 

Historic nomination

Cowley

The Chapel, Church Cowley Road

 

Historic nomination

The Lodge, Rose Hill Cemetery, Church Cowley Road

 

Historic nomination

Brasenose Farmhouse, Eastern Bypass

 

Historic nomination

No 63 Henley Avenue

 

Historic nomination

BT site, Hollow way (formerly Cowley Barracks)

The site has been formally identified as having heritage interest through the Oxford Sites and Housing DPD (adopted February 2013

Historic nomination

Church of St Francis of Assissi, Hollow Way

 

Historic nomination

Hockmore Cottages, Bartholomew Road, South Side

Cottages behind east end of road, but access from lane by 40 Bartholomew Road

Historic nomination

North Oxford

Nos 1-9 Cyprus Terrace

 

Historic nomination

No 76 Lonsdale Road

Built as the home of Francis Twining, part of the successful local family of grocers who also developed the “seven streets” neighbourhood east of Banbury Road

Nominated by public

North East Oxford

All Saints Church, Lime Walk

Built in 1910 to designs by Arthur Blomfield

Historic nomination

Coach House to Dorset House, London Road, South side

 

Historic nomination

No. 58 (All Saints Vicarage), Old Road, South side

 

Historic nomination

Wall of Warnford Hospital fronting Warnford Lane, Warnford Lane

 

Historic nomination

Hillsboro, No. 14 Holyoake Road

Formerly the home of C.S. Lewis and his landlady Mrs. Moore

Nominated by public

Cuckoo Lane

A historic carriage road linking Oxford and Headington set out after the enclosure of Headington’s Open Fields in 1802-04 part of which lies outside the designated Conservation Areas of Old Headington and Headington Hill. Several boundary stones along its length mark the gradual extension of the City of Oxford jurisdiction.

Nominated by public

No. 18 Windsor Street and 6 Perrin Street

An historic infant school built in 1873 for the growing 'village' of New Headington through public subscription and was designed and built by Alderman Joseph Castle (Mayor of Oxford 1868/9. It includes the home for the school mistress (No. 18 Windsor Street) and the School building (No.16 Perrin Street) occupying a prominent corner site within an area originally of late 19th century suburban development but with much subsequent redevelopment, making this an important symbol of the area's early development. Both are built in brick with attractive gothic detailing with a degree of integrity that raises them above surrounding houses. The support for its building by the Church of England and Magdalen College reflect involvement of public intuitions in the development of education providsion in the area.

Nominated by public

South East Oxford

No. 50, Rose Hill, West side

 

Historic nomination

Nos. 62 and 64 Rose Hill and No. 20 Villers Lane, West side

 

Historic nomination

Rose Hill Methodist Church, Rose Hill, West side

 

Historic nomination

No. 20 Villers Lane (with Nos. 62 and 64 Rose Hill)

 

Historic nomination

No. 12 Villers Lane

 

Historic nomination

No. 18 Villers Lane

 

Historic nomination

South Oxford

Weirs House, Weirs Lane

 

Historic nomination

West Oxford

Bridge over Bulstake Stream, Binsey Lane

 

Historic nomination

The Lodge , Binsey Lane

 

Historic nomination

Fiddlers Island Stream

 

Nominated by public

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Find out about Heritage Assets and Local Lists

Website Description
Oxford Core Strategy Contains the City Council's overarching planning policies and spatial vision for the city, including its policy on managing the historic environment in the planning process
Oxford Local Plan Contains the City Council’s current development management policies including policies setting out how the historic environment should be given consideration in development proposals
The National Planning Policy Framework (PDF)  The National planning Policy Framework sets out the governments' approach to sustaining the significance of heritage assets within sustainable development
PPS 5 Practice Guidance (PDF) Guidance produced by English Heritage on the implementation of the policies in Planning Policy Statement 5
English Heritage Good Practice Guide for Local Listing: Identifying and Managing Significant Local Heritage Assets (consultation draft)
National Heritage List An online directory providing details of nationally designated heritage assets providing almost complete coverage
Oxford Conservation Areas Details of the City's designated conservation areas including conservation area appraisals, which are also designated heritage assets

 

Partners

The Heritage Asset Register is being produced with funding from Historic England.

Page last updated 15 June 2015


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