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Brief description of site

Magdalen College has gardens, pleasure grounds and a deer park covering about 12 hectares. There is also a large wildflower meadow and a riverside walk. The gardens originated at the foundation of the college in 1458 and have continued to developed since that date.

Brief history of site

Magdalen College was founded by Bishop Waynflete, Bishop of Winchester, in 1458, and much of the building was completed by 1510.

Location information:

Address: Magdalen College, Oxford, OX1 4AU

Local Authorities:

Oxfordshire; Oxford

Historical County: Oxfordshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 164 Grid Ref: SP521064
Latitude: 51.7539 Longitude: -1.24663


Oxford City centre.

Key information:

Form of site: college garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: college

Site first created: 1448 to 1510

Main period of development: 16th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 12

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