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No. 22: Morton’s

22 Broad Street

 

 

 

 

No. 22 possibly dates from the eighteenth century, but was refronted in the 1960s. It is a Grade II listed building (List Entry No. 1047349) and is owned by Oxford City Council

 

Saunders’ Passage ran down the side of this shop, leading to another two businesses with living quarters upstairs based in the backyard.

 

At the time of the 1772 Survey of Oxford the house and passage were occupied by a Mrs Shepherd, and its frontage was measured as 3yd 1ft 9in.

 

At the time of the 1851 census, the tobacconist Hershall Woolf (who was born in Poland) was living here with his wife. A bathchair-man and his wife, and a tailor and his laundress wife and baby, lived in the two houses behind.

Occupants of 22 Broad Street listed in directories

1830, 1846, 1852

Charles Lobb, Stay maker (wife Mary died 26 December 1851 aged 64)

1852

Hershall Woolf, Tobacconist

1861–1867

Edmund Hitchings, Painter, plumber, & paper-hanger
with (from 1866)
A. Holliday, Watchmaker & jeweller

1869–1872

Darby [sic] & Sons, Lace manufacturers
1880: W.C. Darbey, Lace manufacturer & registry office for servants

1884

E. Th. Merckel, Watchmaker & jeweller

1887

E. Thatcher & Son, Watch & clock makers and jewellers

1889–1891

J. A. Acock & Co. (also at 21)
Booksellers & stationers, university & city subscription circulating library

1893–1894

William Parker, Bookseller (also at 21)

1895–1909

Frank Harvey, Bookseller (also at 21)

1910–1913

Henry Harold, Tailor

1915–1928

Hubert Giles, Bookseller (also at No. 23)

1929–1949

Frank A. Wood, Bookseller & stationer (also at No. 23 1929–1937)

1952–1975

The Children’s Bookshop (then moved to No. 6, and finally to No. 8)

c1977–1990

Emperors’ Wine Bar

c.1994–present

Morton’s Sandwiches

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