Clarendon Building

Clarendon Building, Oxford: Hours, Address, Clarendon Building Reviews: 4.5/5

Clarendon Building
4.5
Architectural Buildings
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:15 AM - 1:30 PM
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Built in 1712 by the Oxford University Press for the University's printing, the building is now part of the Bodleian Library.
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Onleaveagain
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK6,760 contributions
Imposing front facade
Mar 2020
Standing immediately adjacent to the Sheldonian Theatre this imposing structure was originally constructed for The Oxford Unversity Press in 1712 and is now a Grade 1 Listed Building. The main front facade, which faces Broad Street, is stunning and creates a grand entrance into the Bodleian Library. Good photo opportunity.
Written April 25, 2020
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TeamWard
Nottingham, UK4,782 contributions
Amazing Architecture
Feb 2020
Right in the city centre amongst shops, library and other famous buildings spare a moment for the Clarendon building, stunning architecture in neo-classical style.
Written March 9, 2020
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Nicholas H
London, UK20,576 contributions
Part of the Bodleian Library complex
Aug 2019 • Solo
This elegant 18th century building next to the Bodleian Library was originally the operating base for the Oxford University Press. When OUP vacated in 1820, the University used it for administration purposes before transferring it to the Bodleian in 1975. The building now provides office space and meeting rooms for senior Bodleian staff. It’s not open to the public. The architectural style is very much neo-classical, with four imposing columns supporting the portico and some striking statues on the roof’s front edge. Worth seeing.
Written August 7, 2019
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Stuart B
Deal, UK1,654 contributions
Stunning Old Building
Apr 2019 • Couples
This is a stunning building in the centre of Oxford, and well worth a stop off to admire. I love the statues standing proud up on the buildings roof (could be Another Place/Time statues!!).
Written June 22, 2019
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Roshan G
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates536 contributions
Stunning
Jul 2018 • Family
This building was built in 1712. It still looks new and well preserved. Very beautiful building indeed
Written July 25, 2018
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rayrest
London, UK7,342 contributions
Well worth a photo or two
Feb 2018 • Couples
The Clarendon building was built in 1712 by the Oxford university press for printing and is now part of the Bodleian Library. It is a great looking building and is well worth taking a couple of breaths to look over this large building.
Written February 7, 2018
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Avidesh
County Durham, UK426 contributions
Nice Building
Nov 2017 • Friends
One of the better looking buildings in Oxford - worth a look and a photo or two, but that's just about it really.
Written November 7, 2017
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futtock21
London, UK11,093 contributions
Hawksmoor in Oxford
Jun 2017 • Solo
Nicolas Hawksmoor is celebrated as the designer of some of the greatest churches in London such as Christ Church Spitalfields and St. Alfege's Greenwich. He is less well known for the Clarendon Building in Oxford built between 1711 and 1715 and so named because financed entirely from the sale of the Earl of Clarendon's History of the Great Rebellion. Perhaps because of its rather mundane use, first as offices for the Oxford University Press, then after 1820 as offices for Oxford University, before being transferred to the Bodlean Library for which it also provides office space. Anywhere else such a grand building would be a theatre or a town hall! In 2009 it was temporarily occupied by students protesting against Israeli militarism in Gaza.
Written June 15, 2017
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