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27 Holywell Street


27 Holywell Street

Grade II Listed Building: List Entry Number 104722. The house dates from the seventeenth/eighteenth century. Owned by Harris Manchester College.

J. R. Mallam & Son inserted an advertisement in Jackson’s Oxford Journal on 18 October 1890 for several
private residences for sale and to let, including:

27 HOLYWELL STREET, 2 Sitting Rooms, 6 Bed Rooms, Kitchen, Scullery, Servants’ Rooms, Yard, and Garden.

27 Holywell Street in the censuses

1841

Sarah Ann Chapman, described as independent, lived here with two female and one male servants.

1851

Sarah A. Chapman (69), a landowner and fundholder, still lived here with her cook and housemaid.

1861

George Mallam (27), an attorney at law, lived here with his wife Mary and one servant.

1881

The widowed Mrs Newcombe appears to have been away on census night, and the house is occupied by her sons Richard (15) and Harold (14), who were born in Wales. They have two servants: a kitchen maid and housemaids. (Richard died the next year, on 14 April 1882.)

1901

William Addis (56), a Church of England clergyman and college tutor, lived here with his wife Rachel (46) and his children Robina (9) and Henry (3). They had three servants (a cook, housemaid, and a manservant), and a student lodging with them. They also occupied Nos. 25 and 26 next door.

1911

Four theology students (from Yorkshire, San Francisco, Hungary, and Japan) were boarding at Nos. 25–27 (Addis Hall) with under porter William Frederick Drake (33).

 

Occupants of 27 Holywell Street listed in directories etc.

1772
Survey of Oxford

Frontage: 8 yds 2 ft 9 in
Mrs Jenner
[widow of Robert Jenner, Regius Professor of Civil Law 1754–1767]

1830–1860

Miss Sarah Ann Chapman
“Nobility/Clergy/Gentry” list
[died after being run over by a carriage: JOJ 23 June 1860]

1861–1866

George Mallam
Solicitor

1871–1876

Revd George Francis Lovell, Vice-Principal of St Edmund Hall
Mrs Lovell

1881–1889

Mrs Newcombe (with Miss R. Broughton in 1889)
(widow of Richard Francis Mainwaring Newcombe of Upper Eyartn, Ruthin, north Wales)

1894–1915

Mrs Dallin

The Revd William Addis (Master of Addis Hall at Nos. 24 & 25) is listed here in the 1901 census and in 1905.

1921

Lachlan Macrae

1926

Revd Henry Gow
Warden of Manchester College

1935–1936

Revd Raymond V. Holt
Tutor in Church History & Librarian, Manchester College

1945–1952

Revd Herbert McLachlan
Tutor in New Testament and Librarian, Manchester College

1954–1956

Revd Lancelot Austin Garrard, B.D., M.A.
Tutor and Librarian, Manchester College

1958–1966

Harry Raymond Ing, University reader in chemical pharmacology, and
Mrs C. M. Ing, Lecture in English, Lady Margaret Hall

1967–1976

Dudley E. Richards

At 27 Holywell today

Part of Harris Manchester College

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