Vine Hall, Oxford

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Vine Hall was an academic hall of the University of Oxford, located on Alfred Street in the 16th century. It became a part of the Peckwater Quadrangle of Christ Church, Oxford. The building gave its name to the previous name for Alfred Street, particularly the southwards continuation of it; Vine Hall Lane. Some have said that the current name Alfred Street is of unknown aetiology and pointless,[1] and the street should be renamed Vine Hall Lane. It was previously known as St Edward's Lane, but the name Vine Hall Lane was in use by 1576.[2]

Vine Hall, together with Peckwater's Inn and the smaller and older Brid Hall and Maiden Hall were given to Christ Church by King Henry VIII in 1547.[3][4] It once housed a famous grammar school where John Leland taught.[5]

It was a hall of civil lawyers in the 16th century.[6]


  1. ^ The Encyclopaedia of Oxford
  2. ^ British history online
  3. ^ Ingram, James (1847). Memorials of the Colleges and Halls in the University of Oxford (2 ed.). John Henry Parker. p. 57. Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  4. ^ Wade, W. M.; Baxter, William; Pearson, R.; Law; Whittaker (1818). Walks in Oxford (2 ed.). Printed by W. Baxter for R. Pearson. p. 236. Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  5. ^ Chalmers, Alexander; Storer, James; Greig, John (1810). A History of the Colleges, Halls, and Public Buildings, Attached to the University of Oxford: Including the Lives of the Founders. Printed by Collingwood and co. p. 330. Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  6. ^ Simon, Joan (1979). Education and Society in Tudor England. Cambridge University Press. p. 86. ISBN 0-521-29679-X. Retrieved 2009-02-01. 


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Coordinates: 51°45′05″N 1°15′19″W / 51.7514°N 1.2554°W / 51.7514; -1.2554