Oxford, Headington Hill Hall

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Historic country house in Oxford.  c1856-8 by John Thomas for James Morrell, a local brewer; built by Joseph Castle. 1872, interior extensively remodelled for G.H. Morrell by local architect William Wilkinson. Pale yellow brick with stone dressings and ashlar central bay to entrance front; ashlar with stone dressings to other facades. Tiled mansard roof having segmental arched dormers with finials and tall ashlar chimney stacks. Italianate/Louis XIII style. James Morrell was a brewer who played a prominent part in the life of the city of Oxford. The architect, John Thomas, was better known as a sculptor; he supervised the carving at the Palace of Westminster. The Hall is currently leased to Oxford Brookes University.

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