The Oxford Heritage Plan has been developed in response to the need to provide a strategic understanding and policy basis for the management of Oxford's historic environment. 

A suite of studies have been commissioned in order to provide a robust evidence base to support this project and increase people's understanding and ability to manage Oxford's heritage.

Available evidence

Further documents and guidance

Below you will find links to a wide variety of studies that add to the evidence base and can be used in the investigation and management of Oxford's heritage assets and historic environment.

University of Oxford Conservation Management Plans - The University of Oxford's Estates Services is producing a series of Conservation Management Plans for all of their listed buildings within the city. These documents are designed to foster understanding of these historic buildings are significant assets to be appreciated and to inform their future conservation.

Castle, Canal & College

This study  was commissioned in September 2007 by the Oxford Preservation Trust, in partnership with Nuffield College, and Oxfordshire County Council, in order to develop an understanding of the historic qualities and the opportunities which new development can afford for fostering a sense of continuity and identification for this small but significant element of the west central area

Download the Street Scene Manual - The Street Scene Manual sets out the key principles to guide the design and management of streets and spaces. It also sets out a design process for street enhancement schemes and a palette of materials for use in ground surfaces and street furniture.

Download the North Oxford Railings Guide - Traditional iron railings were once an important and distinctive feature of the North Oxford Victorian Garden Suburb. Many of the railings were removed during the war and of those surviving many are in need of repair or replacement. Increasingly many building owners wish to reinstate their boundary ironwork to enhance the appearance of their property, but are unsure where to start.

This guide below has been prepared by Oxford Preservation Trust and Oxford City Council and is intended to assist residents in the reinstatement of their railings.

Contact Design, Heritage & Specialist Services

Address: Town Hall
St Aldate's

Telephone: 01865 249811

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