Beaumont Palace. Antique print of Beaumont Palace, built outside the north gate of Oxford, it was intended by Henry I 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. Set into a pillar on the north side of the street, near Walton Street, is a stone with the inscription: “Near to this site stood the King’s Houses later known as Beaumont Palace. King Richard the Lionheart was born here in 1157 and his brother John in 1167”. Antique copper-plate engraving of Beaumont Palace, Oxfordshire. Dated in the plate 7 March 1785. Size of engraved area approx 5x6ins.