The distinctive metal and glass canopy at the entrance of Oxford's world-famous Randolph Hotel is back.

The canopy disappeared from the front of the Beaumont Street five-star hotel last month.

Now it has emerged that the canopy was removed for repairs and it has been returned.

Contractors are on site fixing it in place.

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It is understood that the canopy at the main entrance was damaged after being hit repeatedly by coaches and other vehicles pulling up outside to drop off or pick up guests.

Oxford Mail:

A contractor on site today said: "The canopy is back and the glass will be replaced in the roof."

He said he thought the canopy itself was listed.

No one from Macdonald hotels which runs the five-star Randolph has commented.

The Grade II-listed hotel was built in 1864 by William Wilkinson, an architect who also designed many other buildings in North Oxford.

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It has a simplified Gothic design similar to the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and the Oxford Union buildings.

Oxford Mail:

A £1.5m restoration project for the stonework was due for completion earlier this year.

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The best stonemasons in the Cotswolds were brought in to clean and repair the Beaumont Street and Magdalen Street frontages.

Oxford Mail:

A major fire in 2015 was sparked by flambéed beef.