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The Old Bank Hotel, Oxford
The Old Bank Hotel is a hotel located in the historic university city of Oxford, England. It is located on the south side of Oxford's High Street, Oxford, High Street, where it was the first hotel in 135 years to be created in the city centre. Location The Old Bank Hotel and its restaurant Quod, is located on the south side of Oxford's High Street, Oxford, High Street. The complex offers a large area to park, access to which is possible via Merton Street and Magpie Lane. History The main building of the Old Bank Hotel dates back to the 18th century, with number 93 not being erected until 1775 on a site owned by bankers John Parsons & William Fletcher called "George Hall". The five bays on the left were added in 1798. The corner of Magpie Lane was rebuilt by Stephen Salter in 1902 to imitate a sixteenth-century house. The building was separate from the bank until 1980 and was later a stationery shop run by Joseph Vincent. The buildings served as a bank (latterly as the main Ox ...
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High Street, Oxford
The High Street in Oxford, England, known locally as the High, runs between Carfax, generally seen as the centre of the city, and Magdalen Bridge to the east. Overview The street has been described by Nikolaus Pevsner as "''one of the world's great streets''". It forms a gentle curve and is the subject of many prints, paintings, photographs, etc. The looking west towards Carfax with University College on the left and The Queen's College on the right is an especially popular view. There are many historical buildings on the street, including the University of Oxford buildings and colleges. Locally the street is often known as "The High". Major buildings To the north are (west to east): Lincoln College (main entrance on Turl Street, including All Saints Church, now Lincoln College's library.), Brasenose College (main entrance in Radcliffe Square), St Mary's (the University Church), All Souls College, The Queen's College, St Edmund Hall (main entrance in Queen's Lane) an ...
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