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13 Long Wall Street


13 Long Wall Street

No. 13 Long Wall Street is described in a city lease of 1812 as having been “lately erected”, but Historic England says that it probably dates from the late seventeenth century and was refashioned in the mid-eighteenth century. Its Welsh slate roof is continuous with No. 14 to the north. It is Grade II listed (List Entry No. 325970).

This house belonged to the City until 1921, when it became the property of New College by an exchange.

On 1 July 1812 the City granted a lease to the Headington carpenter William Jeffcoat of “seven messuages, lately erected”, being Nos. 9–15 to the north. In 1825 and 1839 he was granted further leases, and the occupants of No. 13 were then respectively Charles Walklett and William Patey.

This was a lodging house from 1866.

Occupants of 13 Long Wall Street listed in directories etc.

1839

James Watts, painter

1841–1846

James Patey

1851

Uninhabited

1861

George Dubber, college servant

1866–1914

William Mansell, bookbinder (1866)

Mrs Mansell (1871–1889)

Miss Emma Mansell, Lodging house (1891, 1899)

Miss Harriett Mansell, Lodging house (1911, 1914)

1928–1952

Thomas Bashforth

1954–1960

Dennis Winchester

1962

No listing

1964

– Law

1966

No listing

1967

Robin Stinchcombe

1972–1976

No listing

At 13 Long Wall Street today

New College annexe

13 Long Wall Street in the censuses

1841

The 1841 census does not give house numbers, but it is possible to give a tentative assignment based on census order and known inhabitants

James Patey (45), a college servant, lived here with Elizabeth (45) and George (15), Harriet (15), Elizabeth (15), Sarah (14), James (13), Charles (11), and Samuel (5).

1851

Uninhabited

1861

George Dubber (29), a college servant, lived here with his wife Sarah and his children Harry (5), Louisa (3), Frederick (20), and Alfred (7 months).

1871

Jane Mansell (62), a widowed lodging house keeper, lived here with her daughter Emma (38), her grandson Henry Mansell (3), and a boarder.

1881

Jane Mansell (72), a widowed lodging house keeper, still lived here with her spinster daughters Emma (49) and Harriett (44), and her grandchildren Henry Mansell (13) and Alice Mansell (8).

1891

Miss Emma Mansell (58), a lodging house keeper, lived here with her niece, Alice Mansell (18).

1901

Miss Emma Mansell (68), a lodging house keeper, still lived here with one servant.

1911

Miss Harriet Mansell (70), a lodging-house keeper, lived here with her maid.

Long Wall home

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