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Old street signs


The oldest surviving street signs of Oxford are easy to identify: they all have hyphens. The sixteen signs below were photographed by David Ludlow in 2004, and appear to date from the 1840s and 1850s.

Alfred Street Blue Boar Street Broad Street Broad Street
Cardigan Street St Giles Terrace Holywell Street Osney Town
Plantation Road Queen's Lane St John Street Turl Street
Walton Street 1 Walton Street 2 Worcester Place York Place

The picture below shows two old hyphenated street-signs that have now disappeared:

Brasenose Lane and Turl Street

Stephanie Jenkins, 2013