Founded in 1509 (and named for a brass knocker shaped like a lion's nose), Brasenose College occupies three attractive quads just off Radcliffe Square. Its 17th-century chapel has splendid painted fan vaults.

Facts & Stats on Brasenose College

Go Historic ID
318639
Names
Brasenose College
B.N.C.
King's Hall and College of Brasenose
Dates
1509-18; 1656-63; 1882-1911

Visitor & Contact Information

Address
Radcliffe Square
Oxford, England
OX1 4AJ
Contact
01865 277 830

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Description of Brasenose College

Brasenose College has an intimate and cozy feel that is typical of the smaller late medieval colleges. It is clustered around three main quadrangles, none very large. Entrance to the college is from Radcliffe Square. view full text »

Resources for Brasenose College

  1. Oxford: An Architectural Guide
  2. Blue Guide Oxford & Cambridge, 6th ed.
  3. Buildings of England: Oxfordshire
  4. Official Website of Brasenose College Official website.

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About This Listing

Last Updated
February 4, 2015
First Published
October 8, 2013
Submitted by
Holly Hayes
Title
Brasenose College - Oxford, England