ABOUT JERICHO - CONSERVATION

Conservation

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

1970s renewal in Jericho
In a chapter in his 1977 book, the Erosion of Oxford, Professor James Stevens Curl assessed the 1970s redevelopment of Jericho. Fig. 1:   The campanile of St. Barnabas rises above typical Jericho houses. This Italianate tower was built in 1872, and re-roofed in 1893.
Oct 15 2013
Jericho to be a conservation area
Paul Hornby reports on moves to protect a unique district Cranham street, showing the distinctive Gothic windows.
Jan 23 2013

Jericho conservation area
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.
Jan 19 2013
Jericho conservation area
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.
Jan 18 2013

Conservation area starts to bite
Preserving Jericho’s character Illustration: Liza Picard
May 04 2011
A final opportunity to preserve
Conservation area proposed
Nov 04 2010

Pressure to preserve
Conservation area progress 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.
May 01 2010
Conservation, carrots and sticks
At some point Jericho will become a conservation area. A public meeting in July considered the implications and a possible timeline. A conservation area would aim to maintain the character of Jericho
Nov 06 2009

A disappearing culture
Losing our industrial heritage
Jun 06 2009
Jericho to be a conservation area
Moves to protect a unique district Cranham street, showing the distinctive Gothic windows.
Jun 03 2009

Did you know?

The history of the Phoenix?

There has been a cinema here since 1913. Orginally it the ‘North Oxford Kinema’, since when it has passed through many hands and names, including the Scala, the New Scala, the Studios 1 and 2, Studio X (a club showing soft porn) and finally in 1977 the Phoenix.

How many people live in Jericho?

In 2011 Jericho had a population of 1,400 residents living in households. There are no communal establishment residents. There has been little change in the total number of residents since 2001.

Diary

My Jericho - coffee, cake and conversation Baroness Royall Somerville College - Us and you
Wednesday 21 November - 5:45 PM
Community Centre
Alive and Kicking Abigail’s Party. View the play and sample her wares!
Wednesday 28 November - 2:00 PM
Jenny’s House (23 Albert Street)
Jericho Health Walk
Thursday 22 November - 1:30 PM
Jericho Health Centre