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61–62 Holywell Street


61-62 Holywell Street

Grade II Listed Building: List Entry Number 1047240. This pair of houses has a three-storeyed stone front dating from c.1700. No. 62 has an original fireplace. Owned by Merton College.

No. 61 was advertised thus on 30 September 1843:

To be LET, with immediate possession. — No. 61, HOLYWELL-STREET, OXFORD, a most convenient and well-arranged DWELLING HOUSE; containing parlour, drawing room, three bed rooms, two attics, wine and beer cellars, paved yard, and all other suitable offices. The rooms have been newly painted and papered, and the premises are in perfect repair. Rent very moderate. — Apply to Mr. Pike, auctioneer, &c. 38, Queen-street

61–62 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

1851

No. 61
John Jones
(45), a college servant, lived here with his wife Mary (35) and their children John (11), George (10), Thomas (7), and William (3). They had an undergraduate lodger and one servant.

No. 62: Thomas D. Jackson (37), the cook of Exeter College, lived here with his wife Elizabeth (32) and their children Ellen (9), Henrietta (7), William (5), and Henry (2). They had a graduate lodger and two servants.

1861

No. 61
Henry Kilbee
(46), the London-born butler of Oriel College, lived here with his wife Harriet (43) and their children Percival (14) and Thomas (11), and his widower brother-in-law Hance Slatter (72).

No. 62
Sarah Perkins
(55), an unmarried house proprietor, lived here with her brother William Francis (50), who was an University Bailiff, and her sister Maria (43). They had one female servant.

1871

No. 61
Henry Kilbee
(36), the butler of Oriel College, still lived here with his wife Harriet (53) and their children Percival (24), who was a mariner, and Thomas (22), who was an accountant. They had one servant.

Purdue's Yard is listed between Nos. 61 and 62, and this was occupied by the widowed housekeeper Mary ?Hosiere and her son William (24), who worked as a servant.

No. 62
Sarah Perkins
 (66) still lived here with her sister Maria (33). They had one servant.

1881

No. 61
Uninhabited

No. 62
Maria Perkins (63), a fundholder, lived here with her brother William Francis Perkins (71), who was an Oxford University Bailiff. They had one general servant.

1891

No. 61
George Mullins (48), a college clerk, lived here with his wife Eliza (43) and his children Edith (14) and Frank (11). They had a 16-year-old servant girl.

No. 62
Miss Maria Perkins (73), who was living on her own means, was still here, alone with one servant.

1901

Both unoccupied

1911

No. 61
William Huckerby
(58), a lodging-house keeper, lived here with his wife Mary (60) and his unmarried daughter Mary (30) and widowed son Robert (26), who was a bricklayer.

No. 62
Bessie Cook (47), a widowed boarding-house keeper, lived here with her son Albert (20), an electrical engineer, her daughter Violet (19), a typist, and her widowed mother Mrs Elizabeth Green (81). They had two visitors.

Occupants of 61–62 Holywell Street listed in directories etc.

 

No. 62 (left)

No. 61 (right)

1772
Survey of Oxford

Frontage: 5 yds 0 ft 3 in
Mr Collis

Frontage: 5 yds 0 ft 6 in
Mr Chettoe

1841–1852

Thomas Davis Jackson
Cook of Exeter College

William Thurland
Cook of New College
(but Jones listed in 1851 census)

1861–1876

Variously William Francis Perkins
or his elder sister
Miss Sarah Perkins
or his younger sister
Miss Maria Perkins
House proprietor

Henry Kilbee or Kilby
Butler

1881

Unoccupied

1884–1896

George Mullins

 

1899

Mrs Grenfell

1905

1911

Mrs Bessie Cooke
University lodging house

No listing

1914

William Huckerby

1921

Nathaniel Micklem

1926–1930

Lelio Stampa, M.A.,
Lecturer at Exeter College

1935–1936

Bernard C. Gotch

T. W. J. Taylor
Fellow of Brasenose College

1945

Harold S. Glyde, B.Sc.

Mrs N. H. Alcock, M.B.E.

1947

Harry Raymond Ing
Univ. Lecturer in Chemical Pharmacology

1952

No listing

1954–1956

Philip Dixon Watson, M.A., D.Phil.
Fellow of Merton College

1958–1962

Laurence W. Hanson, M.A., B.Litt.

Dennis Shaw
Fellow of Keble College

1964–1966

David Faulkner

1967

Terence McCann

No listing

1970

62: No listing
62A: Russell G. Poole

1972–1973

Peter J. Cameron

(with: Russell G. Poole at 69A in 1972)

1976

62:     Roger J. Van Schaick
62A:   Kenneth P. Tod

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