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18 Holywell Street


18 Holywell Street

Grade II Listed Building: List Entry Number 1047269. Nineteenth-century front. Owned by Merton College.

The following advertisement appeared in Jackson’s Oxford Journal for 26 August 1882:

TO LET, with possession at Michaelmas. — No. 18, Holywell Street, Oxford, suitable for a Private Residence or University Lodgings: eleven rooms, kitchens, and usual offices; also large and productive Garden. — Apply No. 17, St. John-street.

18 Holywell Street in the censuses

1841

Angel Lockey (65), described as independent, lived here with Ann (50) and (probably grown-up children) Ann (30); Angel (30); Richard (30), who was an annuitant; Oliver (25), who was an engineer; John (25), who was a cook; and Elizabeth (25). They had one female servant.

1851

Ann E. Lockey (60), now a widow, lived here with her children Ann (39), Angel (37), and John (36). The latter was a College Cook and Manciple, and the family had their house servant and an errand boy of 14 living with them.

1861

Anne Lockey (69) still lived here with her unmarried children Angel (48), Ann (4), John (44, described as a manciple), and Frederick (28)., They have one servant girl.

1881

Mary Looker (38), a lodging house keeper, lived here alone.

1901

John V. Roberts (59), a college organist, lived here with his wife Elizabeth (58) and his daughter Gertrude (33). They had two servants (a cook and a housemaid).

1911

Not listed.

Occupants of 18 Holywell Street listed in directories etc.

1772
Survey of Oxford

Frontage: 7 yds 0 ft 1 in
Mr Oliver

1841–1861

Angel Lockey, Independent (1841)
John Lockey
 (1846)
Mrs Ann Lockey (1851, 1852)
John Lockey (1862)

1866–1876

John Holliday or Holiday, cook

1881

Mary Looker
lodging house keeper

1884–1926

John Varley Roberts, Mus.Doc.
Organist of Magdalen College to 1916

Miss Varley Roberts by 1921

1926

Harold Wynn-Cuthbert

1935

No listing

1936–1947

Mrs R. G. Wright

1952–1960

John H. Leadlay, M.A.

1962–1964

Mrs P. M. Carter

1966–1967

No listing

1970

Henry Roberts

1972

No listing

1973

Henry Roberts

1976

Timothy P. Foley

At 18 Holywell today

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