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Numbering system and parishes of Cornmarket Street


Numbering system

Cornmarket has always kept the old-fashioned numbering style which it had in the 1830s, namely:

  • East side: Runs 1–2–3 etc. northwards from Carfax
    up to the last house on that side (No. 32 on the corner of Broad Street)
  • West side: Runs 33–34–35 etc southwards from tje corner of George Street
    back down to the last house on that side (No. 65 on the corner of Carfax)

 


Parishes

The censuses are listed by ecclesiastical parish, so it is important to know which shops fell in which parish

Until 1896 there were two churches in Cornmarket Street:

The street was divided between these two parishes until 1896, but following the demolition of St Martin's Church that year the shops formerly in that parish came under the combined parish of St Martin & All Saints.

Following the deconsecrations of All Saints Church in 1971 the whole of Cornmarket has been in St Michael's parish (or more fullythe United Benefice of St Michael with All Saints and St Martin's.

 

Shop No.

To 1896

1896–1971

1971–present

East side

Nos. 1–8
Northwards from Carfax
to the middle of Boots

St Martin's
(Carfax)

St Martin's
& All Saints

St Michael
with All Saints
and St Martin’s

Nos. 9–32
Northwards from the middle of Boots
to Broad Street

St Michael-at-the-Northgate

Since 1971 the United Benefice of
St Michael with All Saints and St Martin's)

West side

Nos 33–52
Southwards from George Street
to the Clarendon Centre

Nos. 53–65
Southwards from Barclays Bank
to Carfax

St Martin's
(Carfax)

St Martin's
& All Saints

St Michael
with All Saints
and St Martin’s

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