Beaumont Palace, built outside the north gate of Oxford, was intended by Henry I about 1130 to serve as a royal palace conveniently close to the royal hunting-lodge at Woodstock (now part of the park of Blenheim Palace). Its former presence is recorded in Beaumont Street, Oxford.
Beaumont Palace built by Henry I outside the North gate of Oxford city was originally intended as a Royal Palace situated conveniently for his royal hunting lodge at Woodstock. Set into a pillar in Beaumont Street, Oxford, you can find the inscription pictured below: King Richard the Lionheart was born here in 1157 and his brother John in 1167".
Oxford Inscriptions: Beaumont Palace site. This stone set into the wall at the west end of Beaumont Street is understood to have been erected by Alan Brown, a former Vice-Provost of Worcester College. It was restored by Worcester College in 2004, after it was hit by a vehicle in 2003 and left lying in the hedge of 24 Beaumont Street.
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(Oxford Urban Archaeological Database) The king's houses, later called Beaumont Palace, were built by Henry I outside the town's North Gate, on a site at the western end of the later Beaumont Street. Henry I spent Easter at his new hall in Oxford in 1132; Richard I was born there in 1157 and John in 1167.
Jul 31, 2019 · Beaumont Palace Posted on July 31, 2019 January 5, 2021 by Morris Oxford Pull aside the Springtime foliage which will have grown over it, and there, on the corner of Beaumont Street opposite Worcester College, on a stone pillar beside the iron garden railings, you will find a plaque bearing this inscription:
Discover Beaumont Palace Marker in Oxford, England: A hidden plaque is the only reminder of the lost palace where two storied English kings were born.