Historic building in Oxford. Main range c1622-8 by Thomas Smith, incorporating the core of an earlier structure; W range an earlier house of C16-C17. 3-storeyed timber-framed except for the East elevation and the 2 lower storeys of the South wall, which are of stone.
“…houses the Roman Catholic Chaplaincy. It was named after Robert King, the first Bishop of Oxford, although there is no evidence that any bishop actually lived here. The building was originally two houses. The brewer Thomas Smith bought the smaller one on the right in1621 and built the larger one on the left shortly afterwards, forming the pair into one of the biggest houses in Oxford. The St Aldate’s façade was reconstructed in the 1950s, and the property enlarged in 1970.”