ABOUT JERICHO - CONSERVATION

Conservation

Jericho has a number of architecturally significant buildings and is now a conservation area

Fig. 1:   The campanile of St. Barnabas rises above typical Jericho houses. This Italianate tower was built in 1872, and re-roofed in 1893.

1970s renewal in Jericho

Published - Oct 15 2013

In a chapter in his 1977 book, the Erosion of Oxford, Professor James Stevens Curl assessed the 1970s redevelopment of Jericho.

Cranham street, showing the distinctive Gothic windows.

Jericho to be a conservation area

Published - Jan 23 2013

Paul Hornby reports on moves to protect a unique district

Outlined in red is the Jericho Conservation Area. Note that some houses in Walton Street and elsewhere were already part of existing neighbouring conservation areas.

Jericho conservation area

Published - Jan 19 2013

Restrictions on permitted development

Outlined in red is the Jericho Conservation Area. Note that some houses in Walton Street and elsewhere were already part of existing neighbouring conservation areas.

Jericho conservation area

Published - Jan 18 2013

Restrictions on permitted development

Illustration: Liza Picard

Conservation area starts to bite

Published - May 04 2011

Preserving Jericho’s character

A final opportunity to preserve

Published - Nov 04 2010

Conservation area proposed

Cranham Street pictured strangely carless. The corner building on the right was formerly a local bakery. A conservation area is concerned not just with individual buildings but also the spaces between, and the various views.

Pressure to preserve

Published - May 01 2010

Conservation area progress

A conservation area would aim to maintain the character of Jericho

Conservation, carrots and sticks

Published - Nov 06 2009

At some point Jericho will become a conservation area. A public meeting in July considered the implications and a possible timeline.

A disappearing culture

Published - Jun 06 2009

Losing our industrial heritage

Cranham street, showing the distinctive Gothic windows.

Jericho to be a conservation area

Published - Jun 03 2009

Moves to protect a unique district

Did you know?

Where the community centre came from?

The centre was built at the end of the 19th century as the Church Institute for St. Barnabas.

Cranham Street used to be a blot on the city

Before Grantham House was built, the site became notoriously derelict, making Cranham Street according to the local press a ‘blot on the city’ – wrecked by local children, and a refuge for rats and for ‘layabouts sleeping off the drink’ who were repeatedly evicted by the police.

Diary

Network Rail drop-in session

Wed 30 May - 3.00 pm

Jericho Community Centre

Jericho Street Fair 2018

Sat 09 Jun - 12.00 pm

Canal Street

My Jericho - coffee, cake and conversation

Principal of Somerville Baroness Jan Royall of Blaisdon

Wednesday 11 July - 5:45 PM

Somerville College

JCA monthly meeting

Monday 11 June - 8:00 PM

Community Centre

St Sepulchre’s Garden Group

Tuesday 12 June - 10:00 AM

St. Sepulchre's cemetary

A little litterpick

Saturday 7 July - 10:00 AM

Jericho Community Centre