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99 Holywell Street


99 Holywell Street

Grade II Listed Building: List Entry Number 1369382. This is an early seventeenth-century house, refashioned in the eighteenth century. It has some reset early seventeenth-century panelling.

J. R. R. Tolkien lived here in the early 1950s.

99 Holywell Street in the censuses

1841

Thomas Walker (50), a college servant, lived here with Harriet (35), Caroline Slingo (20), and three students.

1851

Harriet Walker (48), a widowed laundress, lived here with her daughter Harriet (22), who was a dressmaker. They had a retired surgeon lodging with them, and one servant.

1861

Miss Sophia Munday (49), born in Wiltshire, was the head of the household, and lived here with her Oxford-born sister Mary Ann (42) and one servant. They had three lodgers: a German Chemistry assistant, and a widowed proprietor of houses” (43) with her 4-year-old son.

1881

Henry Sanders (72, widower), a retired builder, lived here with his unmarried children Elizabeth (42), Annie (40), John (34, a banker’s clerk), Crisse (33), and Arthur (29, a banker’s clerk). They had one general servant.

1901

Uninhabited

1911

William Arthur Pernow Waters (42), a physician, lived here, and Arthur L. Ormerod, the Medical Officer of Health, lodged with him. They had two servants.

 

Occupants of 99 Holywell Street listed in directories etc.

1772
Survey of Oxford

Frontage: 10 yds 0 ft 4 in
Mr Brazier

1841–1851

Thomas Walker (to 1846)
Harriet Walker (by 1851)

1852

Thomas Munday,
Butler of Magdalen College

Miss Sophia Munday by 1861

1861

1866–1871

Henry M. Tuckwell, M.D.

1872–1876

Revd C. H. Grundy, Curate of St Peter-in-the-East

1884–1899

Henry Sanders

John Sanders by 1889

1911–1936

William Arthur Pernow Waters, physician

Arthur Latham Ormerod, Assistant school medical officer for city

1945–1947

Werner Falk
Lecturer, New College

1952–1967

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, M.A.
Merton Professor of English Language & Literature and Fellow of Merton College (1952)

Christopher R. Tolkien, M.A. (from 1954)

1967–2000

Mrs D. G. Williams

At 99 Holywell today

Private house

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