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28 Holywell Street


28 Holywell Street

Grade II Listed Building: List Entry Number 1047228. Built c.1661, with remodelled front. Fireplace and overmantel dated 1661, and rainwater-head dated 1662. Owned by Harris Manchester College.

This was a boarding house of New College School in the 1860s.

28 Holywell Street in the censuses

1841

The 1841 census for Holywell does not give house numbers, but it is possible to deduce where people listed that year lived by examining directory entries between 1839 and 1842 and later censuses

John Prior (45), a college servant, lived here with Esther (40) and Sarah (20), James (20), Esther (15), John (15), and George (14). They had one lodger and two female servants.

1851

John Prior (55), now more fully described as “Purveyor or Manciple at Brasenose College”, lived here with his wife Esther (53) and their children John (26), Esther (25), Charles (23) and their granddaughters Katherine and Florence Brazier (aged 5 and 3). They had one servant.

1861

William Tuckwell (31), Head master of New College School, lived here with his wife Rosa (30) and daughter Rose (1). Boarding with them were the Mathematics teacher and six of the boys at the school, aged from 9 to 13. They had five female servants. They are described as living in both 28 and 29 Holywell Street.

1871

Catherine Deakins (43), a widow, lived here with her son Robert (17). They had a cook and a housemaid.

1881

The owner of the house was away on census night, and it was occupied by two servants (a cook and a housemaid).

1891

The house is listed as unoccupied.

1901

Edwin Craig (35), a college tutor and examiner, lived here with his wife Sophia (32). They had two servants (a cook and a parlourmaid).

1911

The Revd Laurence Pearsall Jacks (50), a Professor at a Theological College and an Editor, lived here with his wife Olive (42) and his children Oliver (19), Stopford (15), Evelyn (11), Graham (10),and Hector (9). They had three servants.

Occupants of 28 Holywell Street listed in directories etc.

1772
Survey of Oxford

Frontage:8 yds 2 ft 20 in
Mr Arnold

1839–1852

John Prior
Butler of Brasenose College
(also in Private Resident list as “Mr John Prior” in 1852)

1861

Revd William Tuckwell
[New College School Boarding House; and at 29 next door]

1866

Mrs Evans

1871–1876

Mrs Deakins

1884–1887

Revd Henry G. Woods

1889

W. Hobhouse, M.A.
Student and Tutor of Christ Church

1894–1899

Louis Neville

1901

Edwin Craig
College tutor

1905–1911

Rev. Laurence Pearsall Jacks, M.A.

1914–1916

Revd Henry Watson Fox, M.A.

1921

Maurice Leonard Jacks
Fellow & Tutor of Wadham College

1926

Richard H Gretton, M.A., Tutor of Keble College
Mrs Mary S. Gretton, J.P.

1930–1966

Harold William Spicer, M.A., organist, Manchester College

with Revd Raymond V. Holt, B.A., B.Litt, leccturer in political philiosophy & economics
    of University College & lectuerer in English literature, Lincoln College in 1930;
with Revd Lancelot Garrard, bursar & tutor, Manchester College, in 1935;
with Stephen N. Bertram, architect in 1936;
with Revd W. Thomas Williams, tutor & bursar, Manchester College in 1947;
with Mrs Noel Davis 1945–1956

1967–1976

No listing

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