Roger Bennion

Roger Bennion

Posted on 07/31/2014


Photo taken on July  9, 2014


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The Clarendon Building
Clarendon Building
Oxford University
Bodleian Library
Oxford
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University of Oxford


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The Clarendon Building, Oxford

The Clarendon Building, Oxford
Extract from the following website -
www.headington.org.uk/oxon/broad/buildings/south/clarendon.htm

“The Clarendon Building was built in 1711–13 to the designs of Nicholas Hawksmoor. It is a Grade I listed building. It was built to house the Oxford University Press, which had previously been occupying a large room over the ceiling of the Sheldonian Theatre. It owes it name to the fact that it was partly paid for by the profits from the 'History of the Great Rebellion' by Lord Clarendon, whose son presented the University with its copyright. It was known as “The Printing House” until the University Press moved to Walton Street in 1832.”

The Clarendon Building is now part of the Bodleian Library.

I guess I could have titled this shot 'The Clarendon Building Plus Tourists" :-)

Gillian Everett, fifi, Brian have particularly liked this photo


6 comments - The latest ones
Judith Jannetta
Judith Jannetta
It sits so very confidently on its ground!
3 years ago.
Roger Bennion has replied to Judith Jannetta
Thank you very much, Judith.
3 years ago.
Bram van Broekhoven
Bram van Broekhoven
Beautiful colors and point of view, stunning architecture photo
3 years ago.
Roger Bennion has replied to Bram van Broekhoven
Thank you very much, Bram.
3 years ago.
Glenn T. Coleman
Glenn T. Coleman
Marvelous Old Building!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
3 years ago.
Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett
Impressive building, capture and history!
3 years ago.