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Beaumont Street

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Beaumont Street is a street in the centre of Oxford, England

The street was laid out from 1828 to 1837 with elegant terraced houses in the Regency style Before that, it was the location of Beaumont Palace, now noted by a plaque near the junction with Walton Street Nikolaus Pevsner considered it "the finest street ensemble of Oxford"1

Richard I of England reign 6 July 1189 – 6 April 1199 and John, King of England reign 6 April 1199 – 19 October 1216 the sons of Henry II of England were both born at Beaumont Palace in Oxford on 8 September 1157 and 24 December 1166 respectively2

At the western end is Worcester College and the junction with Walton Street to the north and Worcester Street to the south Halfway along to the north is St John Street To the south is the Oxford Playhouse, designed by Sir Edward Maufe and built in 1938, where many University productions are held To the north at the eastern end is the Ashmolean Museum Opposite the eastern end is the Martyrs' Memorial Here, Beaumont Street adjoins St Giles' to the north and Magdalen Street to the south Oxford's foremost hotel, the Randolph, is on the corner with Magdalen Street, designed by William Wilkinson in the Victorian Gothic style and built in 18641 An extension was added in 1952 to the west, designed by J Hopgood

The Institute of Archaeology, part of the School of Archaeology in the University of Oxford, was established in 1962 and is located at 36 Beaumont Street3

The street is a favoured location for dentists and doctors456



  1. ^ a b Sherwood, Jennifer; Pevsner, Nikolaus 1974 The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire Penguin Books pp 324–325 ISBN 0-14-071045-0 
  2. ^ Jenkins, Vivian 1996 Kings & Queens HarperCollins ISBN 0-00-472295-7 
  3. ^ Institute of Archaeology, School of Archaeology, University of Oxford, UK
  4. ^ 19 Beaumont Street Surgery — Dr MacLennan & Partners
  5. ^ 28 Beaumont Street Medical Practice — Drs Sichel and Ferguson
  6. ^ 33 Beaumont Street — Specialist Dental Practice, Oxford

External linksedit

  • Oxford Guide information

Coordinates: 51°45′18″N 1°15′39″W / 517550°N 12608°W / 517550; -12608

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