Oxford History: City Wall

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List Entry details (Historic England)


The twelve surviving bastions and remaining original portions of the Oxford City Wall are all listed structures. Their list entry details are given below, starting with the wall to the east of Bulwarks Lane that runs south of George Street and ending with Charles Street near the Castle

Area
Description
Position

Grade

List
Entry No.

North City Wall
running east,
from Bulwarks Lane
to New Inn Hall Street

Wall to west of Bastion 1

Behind former Boys' High School

I

1046609

Bastion 1

I

1184380

Wall to east of Bastion 1

I

1369704

North City Wall
running east,
just to the north of
St Michael's Street
and Ship Street

Bastion 2

28–32 St Michael's Street

II

1047120

Bastion 4

Rear of 2 Ship Street
(south-west of Boswell's, Broad Street)

I

1184408

Bastion 5

Rear of 14–15 Ship Street
(south of Morton's Café in Broad Street)

II

1047090

North City Wall running east from Catte Street in the area
south of Holywell Street

Wall running between 
Catte Street and NE angle wall

South side of St Helen's Passage

I

1300145

North City Wall running east
within New College,
with the Slype to the north

Wall to east of bell tower

New College

I

1046610

Bastion 11

I

1369705

Wall to east of Bastion 11

I

1184453

Bastion 12

I

1046611

Wall to east of Bastion 12

I

1184468

Bastion 13

I

1046612

Wall to east of Bastion 13

I

1369706

East City Wall running south
forming boundary
between New College
and Longwall Street

Bastion 14

I

1184494

Wall to south of Bastion 14

I

1046613

Bastion 15

I

1184504

Wall to south of Bastion 15

I

1369707

East City Wall running south
forming boundary
between St Edmund Hall
and Longwall Street

Bastion 16

St Edmund Hall

I

1046614

Short length of wall
south of Bastion 16

I

1300067

South City Wall running west forming boundary between
Merton and Corpus Christi Colleges and
Christ Church Meadow

Wall to east of Bastion 20

Merton & Corpus Christi College*

I

1046615

Bastion 20

Corpus Christi College*

 

I

1046578

Wall to west of Bastion 20

I

1369731

South City Wall running west
through the site of
Christ Church

Wall to east of Bastion 21

Christ Church*

I

1046579

Bastion 21

I

1046580

South City Wall running west
after crossing
St Aldate's Street,
and on to Littlegate Street, then north-west to reach
the Castle Wall

Wall on north side of
Brewer Street

South wall of Pembroke College

I

1046581

Wall running west from
Littlegate Street

30 yards west of Littlegate Street

I

1046582

Wall at the rear of
8–10  Turn Again Lane

Behind Nos. 8–10 Turn Again Lane

I

1046583

* The Historic England website has interchanged the Corpus Christi and Christ Church bastions.

© Stephanie Jenkins

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