29 Cornmarket Street (Site of)

Site of 29 Cornmarket

29 Cornmarket used to be attached to the north side of St Michael’s Church, but it was demolished in 1904 when the shop next door on the left at No. 30 was rebuilt.

For leases granted by Oxford City Council between 1581 and 1787 for 29, 30, 31, & 32 Cornmarket Street, see Salter, Oxford City Properties, pp. 246–248.

Occupants of the former 29 Cornmarket Street 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)


DEMOLISHED: Number not used after this date

The former house at 29 Cornmarket Street in the censuses


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


Elizabeth Rose (49), a deaf-and dumb widowbrunning a Berlin warehouse here, lived over her shop with her children Frederic (19), who was an apprentice cabinet maker, Francis (16), and Emma (6). They had one house servant.


Lewis Solomon (32), a jeweller and watchmaker born in Cracow ands described as being a naturalized British subject, lived here with his London-born wife Diana (30) and their four children, all born in Oxford: Matilda (8), Lewis (8), Joseph (5), and Harriett (3). They had one servant.


Lewis Solomon (45), jeweller & tobacconist, still lived here over his shop with his wife Dinah (42) and their children Matilda (19), Harriet (13), Leah (8), Hester (7), Charles (5), and Albert (2). They had one servant.


Lewis Solomon (55), jeweller and tobacconist, was now listed as living at No. 29½ with his wife Dinah and his children Harriett (22), and Leah (18), Esther (16), and Leopold (7). They had one servant.


Lewis Solomon (65), described a widowed tobacconist, still lived here with his daughter Liddie (26) and a general servant.


Uninhabited but in occupation: probably part of the furrier's shop below.

Demolished in 1904

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