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No. 50: Greens Café


50 St Giles

No. 50 has a late eighteenth-century front on what is probaby an early seventeenth-century core. It is jointly Grade II listed with No. 51 next door, which is part of the same building (List Entry No. 1047106).

Nos. 50 and 51 were sold by University College to St John’s College in 2004, along with the Eagle & Child pub.

In 1772 a survey of every house in the city was taken in consequence of the Mileways Act of 1771. No. 50 is recorded as then being in the occupation of Mr Richardson, with its frontage measuring 4 yards exactly.

The 1851 census shows the cabinet maker Caleb New, aged 42, living here with his wife Catherine.

In 1861 Edward Bellamy, a bookbinder & stationer aged 29, lived here with his wife and three children and their 17-year-old servant.

In 1881 Mrs Mary Wotton, a widow of 64, was stationer here, accompanied by her two unmarried sisters.

A planning application was submitted in August 2017 to convert the upper floors of Nos. 49, 50, and 51 into a hotel:
17/02164/FUL

Occupants of 50 St Giles’ Street listed in censuses and directories

1839

Thomas Tomkins
Broker

1841–1852

Edwin New
Cabinet maker
& Martha New
Milliner & Dressmaker (1841–6)

Caleb New
Cabinet maker (1852)

1861

Edward Bellamy
Bookbinder & stationer

1866–1895

Mrs Mary Wotton
Tobacconist & stationer/Newsagent/Fancy stationer

1896

Montague Edward Bellamy
Stationer

1898–1914

Frank Godfrey
Antique furniture dealer

1916–1936

Archibald E. Godfrey
Dealer in antiques

1937–1980+

The Antiquary
Dealers in antiques

By 1993–1999

John D. Wood & Co.Ltd.
Estate agents

c.2000–2005

Cleo Express

2005–present

Greens Café

St Giles’ home

Stephanie Jenkins

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