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Why is Oxford House listed as Grade II Heritage?

The Oxford House building, by the eminent Victorian architect, Arthur Blomfield, is a relatively modest architecturally externally, but is laden with historic interest and possesses a remarkable attic chapel that illustrates the ideas of the Settlement Movement. Oxford House is a rare surviving building, constructed by one of the first East End settlements.

  • Historic interest: a building redolent of the moral fervour and paternalism that characterised Victorian ideas about the causes and remedies of poverty.
  • Architectural interest: the traditionally-styled Tudor Revival building, although austere, testifies to the settlement movement’s aspiration to be the ‘squires of East London.
  • Art and craftsmanship: the attic chapel contains a painting of the crucifixion by Alfred Soord, set into a brightly-painted Gothic tracery reredos, and a fine Neo-Jacobean oak screen.
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Workers and Welfare: Living Conditions of the 1800’s East End On This Day... 30th November 1891 WANTED: Archivist for heritage project Fascism in the East End The Blitz The Original Oxford House Conscientious objectors The Welsh Schools The Excelsior The Effects of World War I in Oxford House War Memorial The Inauguration of the Oxford House Building 1892 From Oxford House to Local and International Stardom In the Spotlight: the Repton Boxing Club and Oxford House Hensley Henson, Oxford House leader The Kray Twins Alfred Soord, The Crucifixion. Oxford House Chapel Women and Oxford House Oxford House and its Clubs Why you should donate to save our secret chapel The Bethnal Green Tube Tragedy The Webbe Boys’ Club Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It’s Super Kid (a.k.a. Eddie Marsan) Save Oxford House's 'Secret' Chapel Oxford House and Arthur Foley Winnington-Ingram Our resolution? Raise all the funds to start our major heritage project Post War Regeneration of Bethnal Green Weavers’ Fields and the Huguenots Guy Clutton-Brock: from Oxford House to hero of Zimbabwe WWI: Zeppelins or ‘Take me back to dear old Blighty’ The Hidden Gem: Oxford House Chapel History in the making Oxford House and Ben Uri Gallery The Chapel Oxford House Arms: Dominus Illuminatio Mea Why is Oxford House listed as Grade II Heritage? Heritage Lottery Fund - 'Oh! ‘wins’ the lottery' Who designed Oxford House? The Boys and Men’s Clubs in the 19th and early 20th century Why a new building in 1891? Rise under Rev. Winnington-Ingram How it all begun. Clubs and activities at Oxford House 1884 Who created Oxford House? What is a settlement? 130 Not out! Our pre-history: The Oxford Movement From Victorian Gap Year to Community Hub
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