Woodstock Road: south end

Woodstock Road

This southern part of the Woodstock Road was originally known as St Giles’ Road, and the southern part of the Banbury Road was Park Place. These names were later changed respectively to St Giles’ Road West and St Giles’ Road East, but when the area between Summertown and Oxford became developed, the southern parts of both roads took the same name as the northern parts, and were renumbered.

The above photograph was taken in about 1905. There are no tram-lines, as there was a horse-drawn tram route on each side going up the Banbury Road and Walton Street/Kingston Road.

On the left are Robert Hill, bookseller at Nos. 21 & 23, then St Aloysius' Presbytery and the Waggon & Horses at 27 Woodstock Road. On the right is St Giles' parish room & coffee house at No. 10.

The same scene in 2022:

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