ST GILES’, OXFORD

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Boundary Stone


Boundary stone

 

This boundary stone, in the front garden of 42 St Giles, reads:

HERE
ENDETH
NORTH
GATE
HUNDRED

It is a Grade II listed structure (List Entry No 1046585)

Originally the Northgate Hundred appears to have comprised all the area outside the north gate of Oxford which was attached to Headington Manor and did not form part of Walton Manor. By the sixteenth century, however, the Northgate Hundred comprised just St Mary Magdalen Parish and a part of St Giles, and this stone near the north end of St Giles’ Street marks its northernmost boundary.

Beyond this point lay the Bullingdon Hundred.

St Giles’ home

Stephanie Jenkins

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