Cornmarket: Old views

Looking north from Carfax

Clarendon on left, Davis's on right
Cornmarket Street in c.1908. Visible on the right are Davis’s at No. 2, Hookham Tailors at No. 3,
the City Restaurant at No. 4, the narrow entrance to the Golden Cross (notionally No. 5),
Goodall & Sherratt (the Civet Cat) at the newly rebuilt Nos. 6 & 7, and the Roebuck Hotel at Nos. 8–10.
On the left is the Clarendon Hotel with coaches outside

CarfaxAbove: The motor buses replaced the horse-drawn trams in 1915, and in that year the Midland Bank shown left moved into the building on the south-west corner of Carfax that replaced St Martin's Church in 1896–7.
On the opposite corner is the jeweller H. Samuel in the shop that became part of Lloyds Bank in 1926

Looking north from CarfaxAbove and below: Both these photographs date from soon after 1904. H. Samuel the jeweller moved into 1 Cornmarket in about 1904, and the lines for the horse-drawn trams were removed from Cornmarket in early 1915.
The fingerposts on the Carfax lamppost indicate WITNEY and FARINGDON to the left, and LONDON to the right.
The wall mounted lamp on the left marks the passage to the SUN BILLIARD ROOMS

Carfax, with H. Samuel jewellers

South end of CornmarketAbove: the first shop in view on the right is Davis’s at 2 Cornmarket.
On the left are the new buildings erected at Carfax in 1897

Cornmarket, with Buol on rightAbove: The Clarendon Hotel is on the left, and on the right are 13–20 Cornmarket (running north from Market Street, and demolished to make way for the Marks & Spencer building), and then the tall Buol’s Restaurant at No. 21.

North endAbove: F. Frith & Co postcard dating from 1905
First on the left is Henry Woodward, outfitter at No. 51,
and Long’s Registry can be seen upstairs at No. 48.
First on the right is Mrs Andrews’ milliner’s shop (with the large blind) at No. 22;
Gillman & Son boot makers at No. 23; and the Capital & Counties Bank Ltd at No. 24

North end with carriagesAbove: On the right are 20–28 Cornmarket. The second building with the striped blind is the
White Hart public house at No. 21, replaced by Buol's in 1900

St Michael-at-the-NorthgateAbove: a scene in the late 1890s. On the right is part of No. 23 (Gillman & Son, boot makers);
then Luff the Chemist at No. 24; Frank Long the Cutler at No. 25, the Blue Anchor pub at No. 25A;
Zacharias at Nos. 26 & 27; and Harvey Bros, tea dealers, at No. 28

St Michael close upAbove: Zach’s on the right advertises motoring outfits under its top window

Looking south towards Carfax

RoebuckAbove: on the left is Margetts the hatter at No. 12, then Dulake estate agent at No. 11,
and the Roebuck Hotel (now Boots the Chemist) at Nos. 10, 9, and 8 Cornmarket

XmasThis phototgraph shows Cornmarket in the snow on 26 April 1908,
and was used for a Christmas greetings postcard later that year.

Cadena and Fuller'sF. Frith & Co postcard 71696, dating from 1921

Cornmarket in the 1930sCornmarket in the 1930s

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