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25 Holywell Street


25 Holywell Street

Grade II Listed Building: List Entry Number 1047226. The house probably dates from the seventeenth century, but has been altered. Owned by Harris Manchester College.

At the beginning of the twentieth century Nos. 25 and 26 comprised Addis Hall, and are now the Warrington Building of Harris Manchester.

25 Holywell Street in the censuses

1841

Hard to identify.

1851

The census reads: “The head died a few days since”
(this is Martha Brazier (80), who was buried in Holywell Cemetery on 25 March 1851)
Only visitors and servants are listed in the census , plus her gentleman lodger, Henry Goring (72).

1861

Listed as unoccupied.

1871

William Collcutt (52), a college servant, lived here with his wife Ann (52) and their children Emily (25), who was a dressmaker, Joseph (23), who was an attorney's general clerk, and Ellen (14), who was still at school. They had one domestic servant.

1881

Ann Collcutt (62), a widowed dressmaker, continued to live here with her unmarried daughters Emily (35) and Ellen (25), who were both also dressmakers, and her grandson Harry Collcutt (3). They had one general servant.

1891

Mrs Mary A. Walker (43), a lodging house keeper, lived here with her children Henry (19), who was a groom, Gertrude (17), who assisted her mother in the house, Maggie (13), Winifred (11), Constance (6), and Freda (2).

1901 and 1911

No 25 was part of No. 26.

Occupants of 25 Holywell Street listed in directories etc.

1772
Survey of Oxford

Frontage: 9 yds 0 ft 0 in
Mrs Jones

1830–1846

Mrs Martha Brazier
(also her lodger, Henry Goring, Esq., in 1842)

1852

No listing

1861

Revd J. P. Hewlett

1866

Jonathan W. Lowndes

1871–1887

William Calcutt or Collcutt to 1872

Mrs Ann Collcutt & Joseph Collcutt in 1875 and 1876

Mrs Ann Collcutt and Miss Collcutt, dressmakers in 1884 and 1887

1894–1896

Mrs Walker, lodging house

1901–1905

Addis Hall (with No. 26)
Rev. William Addis, M.A., licensed master (who lived at No. 27)

1906–1976

No listing

Today

Part of Harris Manchester College
known (with No. 26) as the Warrington Building

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