This is the last Oxford College Barge to be built. These barges were used as a club common room, crew changing room and viewing platform for rowing races. Each barge was designed as a unique craft with architectural merit and her designer, Nathaniel Harrison FRIBA, was a celebrated architect. CORPUS CHRISTI BARGE is one of only seven remaining.
Corpus Christi College rowing club barge fell into disrepair when boathouses were built on Christchurch meadow. In the 1960s/70s the College Barges became abandoned and neglected.
There are 7 remaining (3 in Oxford) and all are owned privately, or by small trusts.
Built by Salters, Oxford
Vessel open for public viewing on Saturday 10 September as part of English Heritage's Open Day weekend. Restoration is ongoing and progressing well
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