Comments invited on nominations to the Oxford Heritage Asset Register

Published: Monday, 10th January 2022

Oxford City Council is asking residents to comment on 17 potential new additions to the Oxford Heritage Asset Register.

These include the Shark sculpture at 2 New High Street Headington, a ‘medieval’ wall at The Grates, Cowley and Bailey bridge on Port Meadow. A decision will then be taken as to whether these nominations should be added to the register.

Inclusion of a building or place on the Heritage Asset Register helps to influence planning decisions in a way that conserves and enhances local character.

The register was established by Oxford City Council, with funding by Historic England, the Oxford Preservation Trust and local communities.

It complements the National Heritage List of listed buildings of national significance administered by Historic England by recording assets with locally significant historic, architectural, archaeological or artistic interest.

The consultation ends on Wednesday 26 January 2022 and comments can be submitted on our Consultation pages.

Councillor Colin Cook, Heritage Champion at Oxford City Council, said:

“The Heritage Asset Register helps the Council to understand what makes Oxford such a special place by identifying special buildings, places and features that are not statutorily protected but are greatly valued by local people.

“This means the Council can better protect and manage them through planning policies and planning decisions. We’ve had some really interesting nominations so far and would like to hear from more people across the city”.

The Council would also like to hear about any other potential heritage assets which could be added to the register.

Nominate a local heritage asset to be added to the register.