ABOUT JERICHO - STREETS

Streets

Jericho's streets, although mostly laid out at the end of the 19th century, were build by different landowners or developers, which is reflected in their individual character.

Walton Street

Walton Street

Published - Jan 15 2013

The road takes its name from the ancient manor of Walton.

Walton Lane

Walton Lane

Published - Jan 15 2013

Walton Lane provided rear access for servants and tradesmen.

Wellington Street

Wellington Street

Published - Jan 15 2013

Wellington Street was originally known as New College Lane.

Richmond Road

Richmond Road

Published - Jan 15 2013

Richmond Road was originally called Worcester Terrace.

Nelson Street

Nelson Street

Published - Jan 15 2013

Until 1840 Nelson Street was little more than a muddy track.

Jericho Street

Jericho Street

Published - Jan 15 2013

Jericho Street appears to have existed long before the district was built up.

Houses in Juxon Street have narrow walled gardens

Juxon Street

Published - Dec 27 2012

One of Jericho's more uniform streets, now owned by Lucys.

Canal Street with St Barnabas

Canal Street

Published - Dec 27 2012

Canal Street runs roughly parallel with the Oxford canal.

Revealing the history of Richmond Road

Published - Oct 04 1997

Helen Hatcher explains why she has been snooping around Richmond Road.

How did our roads get their names

Published - Oct 04 1983

Did you know?

The origins of Walton?

Walton is derived from “wall town” which was used centuries ago to indicate a location outside the Oxford city walls. The ancient manor of Walton was certainly in existence before the Norman conquest in 1066.

The origins of Nelson Street?

Nelson Street takes its name from a local pub, the Lord Nelson, subsequently renamed Carpenters’ Arms—which has since been converted to housing.

Diary

Cancer support tea and cakes

Sat 29 Sep - 3.00 pm

Jericho Community Centre

My Jericho - coffee, cake and conversation


The Synagogue -- Tour and talk*

Wednesday 26 September - 5:45 PM

Oxford Synagogue

JCA monthly meeting

Monday 12 November - 8:00 PM

Community Centre