LONG WALL STREET, OXFORD

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19–20 Long Wall Street


19-20 Long Wall Street

Nos. 19 and 20 Long Wall Street form one building, dating from the eighteenth century. The sash windows date from the eighteenth–nineteenth century and have shutters on the ground floor.

The pair of houses is jointly Grade II listed (1325542). They are now part of New College, and in 1963 David Roberts joined them laterally to No. 18 to form student rooms, entered from the south, so their doors to the street is no longer used. In 2016 planning permission was granted to New College to create a pair of shared cluster flats at 18–20 Long Wall Street (16/03209/FUL).

Historic photograph of 19 and 20 Long Wall Street, when the separate houses were painted in different colours

Occupants of 19 & 20 Long Wall Street listed in directories etc.

 

No. 19

No. 20

1841–1861

No listing

No listing

1871

Possibly already linked with No. 18,
in which case it would have been
occupied by the Revd Robert Faucett

John Garlick
College servant

1881–1889

Jointly occupied with No. 18 to the south

Major General Gibbs Rigaud (1881)

Stephen Rigaud (1881)
Fellow of Magdalen College
(obituary in JOJ, 4 August 1888)

Miss Rigaud, their only surviving sister (1889)

David Hughes (1881)

Mrs David Hughes or
Anne Hughes
(1888–1891)

William Richings, plumber
(listed at 20½ Long Wall Street in 1891)

1891

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

1899–1901

Walter Westell

Mrs Banwell (1899)

John Banwell (1901)

1911–1914

No listing

Miss Eleanor Martin

1928

No listing

Frederick A. Goddard

1935

No listing

Mrs Dorothy Lewis

1936

William Charles Rudd
(also at No. 18)

1947–1954

William Jennings
(also at No. 18)

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

1956–1964

No listing

1966

1967–1976

No listing

Ian L. Jennings
Joseph W. Jennings

At 19 & 20 Long Wall Street today

New College annexe

19 & 20 Long Wall Street in the censuses

1841, 1851, 1861

Nos. 19 and 20 not listed in these censusus.

1871

No. 19
Not listed, but probably linked with No. 18 as in later censuses, in which case the occupant of both was Robert Faucett (44), a clergyman without cure of souls, and his servant.

No. 20
John Garlick (30), a college servant, lived here with his wife Catherine (32) and his son John (1). They had a 13-year-old servant girl.

1881

No. 19
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.

No. 20
David Hughes (77), a lodging house keeper, lived here with his wife Anne (63).

1891

No. 19
Walter Westell (29), a college servant and caretaker, lived here with his wife Emma (35). They are jointly listed at Nos. 18 and 19.

No. 20
Anne Hughes (73), a widowed lodging house keeper, lived here with one boarder and two general servants.

1901

No. 19
Walter Westell (39), a college servant, lived here with his wife Emma (45).

No. 20
John Banwell (66), a widowed dairyman, lived here alone.

1911

No. 19
No listing
.

No. 20
Eleanor Martin
(68), a retired boarding-house keeper, lived here alone.

Long Wall home

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