29 Cornmarket (Site of)

Site of 29 Cornmarket

29 Cornmarket used to be attached to St Michael’s Church, but it was demolished in 1904 when the shop next door at No. 30 was rebuilt. Its screen and gates are Grade II listed.

In the censuses


John Rose (35), a haberdasher, is living here with Francis Rose (6) and John Plumer (25), a clergyman. They have one female servant. It appears that his wife and older son were away on census night.


Elizabeth Rose (49), a deaf-and dumb widow, is in charge of the Berlin warehouse, and is living over the shop with her children Frederic (19), who is an apprentice cabinet maker, Francis (16), and Emma (6). The family has one house servant.


Lewis Solomon (32), a jeweller and watchmaker, is living here. He is described as being a naturalized British subject who was born in Germany (in fact in Cracow, then Austria). With him are his London-born wife Diana (30) and their four children, all born in Oxford: Matilda (8), Levi (8), Joseph (5), and Harriett (3). The family has one servant.


Lewis Solomon (55) is still here, now described as a jeweller and tobacconist, with his birthplace now given as Cracow, Poland. He and his wife Dinah have four children living at home: Harriett (now 22), and Leah (18), Esther (16), and Leopold (7). They still have one servant.

Occupants of 29 Cornmarket listed in directories and censuses




John Rose, Haberdasher (1839–1842)

John Rose, Organ builder
and Elizabeth Rose, Berlin depository (1846)

Elizabeth Rose, Haberdasher (1850); Mercer and Berlin & fancy wool warehouse (1852)


Lewis Solomon, Tobacconist
with L. Solomon, Silversmith & jeweller, at 29½

Lewis Solomon, Jeweller & tobacconist, and fancy bazaar
(also at 28, 29½
, and 39) (1872)

L. Solomon, Jeweller & tobacconist(also at 29½) (1880)


Arthur Mayo, Nurseryman & florist


William Howe Nurse, Manufacturing furrier (also at 29½)

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