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Heritage Asset Register

Please note - these pages are currently under construction.

Heritage Assets are the parts of the environment that we value for their historic, archaeological, artistic and architectural interest.  Where these are thought to have special or national interest we can protect them as scheduled monuments, listed buildings and conservation areas.

However, many locally valued heritage assets do not meet the criteria for national designation. By compiling a register of locally value heritage assets the Council can manage these using their planning policies and by promoting understanding of the things that make them valuable.

We are running pilot studies in four areas of Oxford, working with local communities to identify their heritage assets. This website provides resources for you to get involved with identifying heritage assets in your neighbourhood.

Contact us

You can contact us for more information or send us your completed character assessments at:

Heritage and Specialist Services,
City Development,
Oxford City Council,
St Aldate's Chambers,
109 St Aldate's,
Oxford, OX1 1DS

Email: planning@oxford.gov.uk
Telephone: 01865 249811

Nominate a heritage asset

Welcome to the Council's endorsed nomination form and criteria for the Oxford Heritage Assets Register. The Council adopted these criteria and the heritage asset selection process in December 2012.

Please have a go at using this form to describe the special qualities of your candidate heritage assets. Send us your results and let us know how you got on.

Word icon Oxford Heritage Asset Register Criteria Sheet (172kB 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 Assets Register. More information about existing lists of heritage assets can be found below. The City Council are currently progressing trial studies in four areas of the city: West Oxford, East Oxford, Summertown and Blackbird Leys.

If the special significance of your heritage asset is mostly its contribution to the character and appearance of the area, you will need to document the qualities of the wider area in a street character statement, which you can prepare using the Oxford Character Assessment Toolkit.

For more information about the Oxford Heritage Assets Register and the Oxford Character Assessment Toolkit contact the Oxford City Council Planning department.

Search for a heritage asset

The project is still in its early stages. As it progresses we will be providing different ways to search for heritage assets.


1. Oxford Stadium, Sandy Lane 
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. PDF icon Oxford Stadium Map (PDF)

2. No. 333 Banbury Road (Summerhill House) 

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.  

 

Live Candidates List

The City Council will consider whether sites or buildings could qualify for inclusion on the Heritage Assets Register as part of their consideration of planning applications.

A number of sites and buildings have been identified in the past as having potential for inclusion on the Register of Heritage Assets or the list of Buildings of Local Interest but have not been assessed against the adopted criteria. 

Others have been nominated by members of the public either within or outside the study areas we have prioritised and are awaiting consideration in due course. 

The list below provides a living list of these candidate heritage assets that will be considered in terms of their potential for inclusion on the heritage assets register in the event of an application for planning permission.

This list is provided for information only and does not represent a recommendation for or against their inclusion on the Heritage Assets Register. 

It is by no means comprehensive and is expected to be a 'living list' that will change over time.

The Council will consider the potential of all applications to affect non-designated heritage assets as part of the decision-making process.

Where buildings or sites have been rejected for inclusion on the Heritage Assets Register they will be removed from the list.

Central Oxford

Address 

Comments and links Type of nomination
No.1 Thames Street (The Wharf House PH) This will be considered within the West Oxford Character Study Historic nomination
Weir by Hythe Bridge Street, Oxford Canal   Historic nomination

 

East Oxford

Address 

Comments and links Type of nomination

No. 276 Cowley Road

This will be considered within the East Oxford Character Study
Old Vicarage for St Mary and St John behind former Church Hall, by the church
Historic nomination
Part of Nazareth House, Cowley Road This will be considered within the East Oxford Character Study (forthcoming)
Now Oriel College Accommodation
Historic nomination
No. 9 Green Street former Book Binders This will be considered within the East Oxford Character Study Nominated by public
Irving Building St Mary and St. John Primary School, Hertford Street This will be considered within the East Oxford Character Study
Building mid between Essex and Hertford Streets
Historic nomination + Public nomination
No. 30 (Jeune Hall), Jeune Street This will be considered within the East Oxford Character Study Former Methodist Sunday School Historic nomination
No. 4 Marston Street This will be considered within the East Oxford Character Study Historic nomination
No. 49 Marston Street (Jingle Cottage) This will be considered within the East Oxford Character Study Nominated by public
East Oxford Primary School, Union Street This will be considered within the East Oxford Character Study Historic nomination
No. 16 Bedford Street A house designed by Erno Goldfinger with construction elements by the Tecton Group. This will be considered within the East Oxford Character Study Nominated by public
The Chester Arms, Chester Street This will be considered within the East Oxford Character Study Nominated by public
East Oxford Community Centre (St John’s Boys School) Main Building, Princes Street This will be considered within the East Oxford Character Study Nominated by public
Hilltop Road between Southfield Road and Oxford Golf Club This will be considered within the East Oxford Character Study Nominated by public
Aston’s Eyot, The Kidneys and Playing Fields, Meadow Lane This will be considered within the East Oxford Character Study Nominated by public
Former Bakery and Bake House, No. 16 Chester Street This will be considered within the East Oxford Character Study Nominated by public
Convent of the Incarnation / Fairacres House and Gardens, Parker Street This will be considered within the East Oxford Character Study Nominated by public

 

Cowley

Address  Comments and links Type of nomination
The Chapel, Church Cowley Road   Historic nomination
The Lodge, Rose Hill Cemetery, Church Cowley Road   Historic nomination
Brasenose Farm House, Eastern bypass   Historic nomination
No. 63 Henley Avenue   Historic nomination
BT Site, Hollow Way (formerly the 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 Assisi, 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

Address Comments and links Type of nomination
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

Address Comments and links Type of nomination
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 bopuiundary 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

Address Comments and links Type of nomination
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

Address Comments and links Type of nomination
Weirs House, Weirs Lane   Historic nomination

 

West Oxford

Address  Comments and links Type of nomination
No. 29 Abbey Road This will be considered within the West Oxford Character Study (forthcoming) Historic nomination + nominated by public
The One Restaurant, Botley Road Formerly The Old Gatehouse PH and the White House PH. This will be considered within the West Oxford Character Study (forthcoming) Historic nomination + nominated by public
Former Oxford Power Station, Arthur Street   Nominated by public
Bridge over Bulstake Stream, Binsey Lane   Historic nomination
The Lodge , Binsey Lane Before Binsey hamlet, on East side Historic nomination
Fiddlers Island Stream   Nominated by public

 

 

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

 

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Page last updated 20 March 2014


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