LONG WALL STREET, OXFORD

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18 Long Wall Street


18 Long Wall Street

No. 18 Long Wall Street dates from about 1800. It is Grade II listed (1047217). It is now part of New College, and in 1963 David Roberts joined it laterally to Nos. 19 and 20 to form student rooms, entered from the south, so its door to the street is no longer used. ohn Fryman of the Oxford Architects Partnership. It is now entered from the south, behind the central archway. In 2016 planning permission was granted to New College to erect a single-storey building in the Morris yard for students with disabilities and make further alterations (16/03209/FUL).

Historic photograph of this house

Occupants of 18 Long Wall Street listed in directories etc.

1841–1861

William Cook, mason

Miss Mary Cook (by 1861)

1866

Mrs Bleay

1871

J. Garlick (according to directory)

Robert Faucett, Clergyman without cure of souls (from census)

1880–1889

Major-General Gibbes Rigaud (by 1880; died here on 1 January 1885)

Revd Stephen Rigaud
Fellow of Magdalen College (obituary in JOJ, 4 August 1888)

Miss Rigaud, their only surviving sister (1891)

(and at No. 19 to the north)

1899–1914

New College house. Nos. 18 and 19 occupied by the caretaker Robert Westall in 1891

Rev. Hastings Rashdall, Lecturer, New College

1928–1936

William Charles Rudd (also at No. 19 in 1936)

1947–1966

William Jennings (also at No. 19)

Permission for conversion of 18–20 Long Wall Street to student accommodation granted to New College in 1963 (63/13799/A_H)

1967–1976

No listing.

At 18 Long Wall Street today

New College annexe

18 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

William Cook, a mason, lived here with his wife Eliza and children William and Henry.

1851

William Cook (64), a mason, still lived here with his wife Eliza (62), but this time with his older daughter Mary (34)

1861

Miss Mary Cook (40) now lived here with her brother John (38) who was a cook, and her unmarried sister Maria (36).

1871

Robert Faucett (44), a clergyman without cure of souls, lived here with one servant.

1881

Gibbs Rigaud (60), a retired major general, and his brother John (59), a clergyman without cure of souls, both bachelors, lived here. They had two servants. They are jointly listed at Nos. 18 and 19.

1891

Walter Westell (29), a college servant and caretaker, lived here with his wife Emma (35). They are jointly listed at Nos. 18 and 19.

1901

Uninhabited. Listed as “New College house”.

1911

No listing

Long Wall home

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