Holywell Music Room

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View of the Holywell Music Room.
George Frideric Handel (1685–1759), who performed in the Holywell Music Room.
Holywell Music Room is located in Oxford city centre
Holywell Music Room
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Location of The Holywell Music Room within central Oxford

The Holywell Music Room is the city of Oxford's chamber music hall, situated in Holywell Street in the city centre, is part of Wadham College.[1] It is said to be the oldest, purpose built music room in Europe, and hence England's first concert hall.[1]

It was built in 1748, designed by Dr Thomas Camplin, the vice-principal of St Edmund Hall.[1] Many musicians, including Haydn, have performed classical music here.[citation needed] The auditorium includes an organ and U-shaped raked seating.

The building was Grade II* listed in 1954.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c Tyack, Geoffrey (1998). Oxford: An architectural guide. Oxford University Press. pp. 187–188. ISBN 0-14-071045-0. 
  2. ^ English Heritage. "Details from listed building database (245575)". Images of England. 

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Coordinates: 51°45′19″N 1°15′12″W / 51.7552°N 1.2532°W / 51.7552; -1.2532