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Christ Church War Memorial Garden


Brief description of site

Christ Church has gardens covering about 1 hectare, set within about 2.5 hectares of grounds and quadrangles. The College was founded in the 16th century by Cardinal Wolseley. The grounds include Christchurch Meadow, close to the river in central Oxford.

Brief history of site

Christ Church was founded by Cardinal Wolsey in 1525. By the 1570s a perimeter walk had been established, running around much of the meadow as far south as the River Thames.

Location information:

Address: Christchurch, Oxford, OX1 1DP

Local Authorities:

Oxfordshire; Oxford

Historical County: Oxfordshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 164 Grid Ref: SP518056
Latitude: 51.7467 Longitude: -1.2511


Central Oxford.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

Open Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm. Sunday 1pm to 5pm. Please see: or telephone 01 865 276150 (Porter's Lodge).

Key information:

Form of site: college garden

Purpose of site: Recreational/sport

Context or principal building: church

Site first created: After 1525

Main period of development: 16th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 2.5

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