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Oxford Mileways Act 1771: Schedules 1 and 2


The two Schedules at the end of the Mileways Act of 1771 give information about which Oxford streets would be altered and which houses demolished, as follows:


First Schedule: "The Ways and streets to be paved, widened, and repaired, exclusive of the Mile-ways"

East part of the present High Street

The Street or Way leading from Magdalen Bridge to East Gate, called Bridge Street

The High Street from the East Gate to Carfax

The Street or Way called the High Street, leading from thence to Carfax

The present Queen Street

The Street or Way leading from Carfax to the new Turnpike Road to Witney, called the Butcher Row

The present Catte Street

The Street or Way leading from the High Street near All Souls College to Broad Street

Broad Street and what is now Magdalen Street East

The Street or Way called Broad Street, and the Street or Way leading from thence to the North Side or End of Baliol [sic] College

Saint Giles and Cornmarket Street, and what are now the north and south end of St Aldate's Street

The Several Streets or Ways leading from the Roads on both Sides of Saint Giles’s Church to Folly Bridge, and which are commonly called Saint Giles’s, the Corn Market, Fish Street, and Saint Toll’s; or by whatsoever other Name or Names the said Streets or Ways, or any or either of them, is or are called or known.


Second Schedule:"In order to make good and convenient Roads of sufficient Width to the East End of Magdalen Bridge, to purchase such Houses, Buildings, Land, or Ground, near or adjoining to the Mile-ways there, as shall be necessary for that Purpose"

In order to rebuild and widen Magdalen Bridge

To take down a Malt-house, or other Buildings, and the several houses built upon or situate on the South and North Sides of the said Bridge, and such other Buildings as shall be necessary for rebuilding the said Bridge, and widening the Avenues leading thereto, and to purchase such Ground as shall be necessary for carrying off the Water from the said Bridge.

In order to open the Bridge Street, from the West End of Magdalen Bridge to the East End of the High Street

To take down the House and other Buildings in the Physick Garden, and such other Houses, Buildings, and Walls, near Magdalen College, as shall be necessary for that Purpose.

To take down the East Gate, and such Houses and Buildings near or adjoining to it, on the South and
North Sides of the said Street, and to purchase such Ground as shall be necessary to render the Street of an equal Width with the High Street

In order to open the Street near Carfax

To take down Carfax Conduit.

In order to open Butcher Row Street

To take down such of the Houses and Buildings near to Carfax Church, on the North and South Sides, and also the Shambles in the Middle of the said Street, and purchase such Ground as shall be necessary for widening the said Street.

In order to open the Street at the North End of the Corn Market

To take down the North Gate, and so much of the Prison called Bocardo, and such houses and other Buildings on both Sides of the said Street, near Saint Michael’s Church, and purchase such Ground as shall be necessary to widen the said Street.

In order to widen the Street from North Gate to Saint Giles’s

To take down the Houses and other Buildings, standing in the Middle of the Street on the North and South Sides of Saint Mary Magdalen Church, together With the Pound near the said Church.

In order to widen the Street at the End of Broad Street

To take down the Wall on the South Side of Baliol [sic] College, and take in such Part of the Garden as shall be necessary.

 

Stephanie Jenkins, 2013