ABOUT JERICHO - HOUSES

Distinctive houses

Many of Jericho's houses have been converted from different types of building. Here are some of these.

School Court
Former boys'school
Former boys school, now School Court
Dec 26 2012
23 Albert Street
Used to be the Baker's Arms
Jul 02 2000

24 Great Clarendon Street
Former shop
Sep 03 1999
No. 6 King Street
The building that now houses Art Jericho
The building when occupied by a furniture workshop
Mar 02 1999

No. 35 Albert Street
Former School
Nov 02 1998
27 Cranham Street
Former Wesleyan Chapel
Feb 03 1998

Mutton Yard
Originally part of a slaughterhouse
Oct 04 1997
No 1 King Street
Former grain store
Oct 02 1996

Did you know?

About the church bells?

Originally the Church only had the single ‘Barney’s Bell’. In 1890, when the clock was installed, it was decided to add a set of tubular bells to ring the chimes and the hour strike, as well as a tune or ‘carillon’. The are driven by an elaborate mechanical contraption.

Where the name Jericho comes from?

The name Jericho is probably taken from the parable of the Good Samaritan. Traditionally the name was given to places where travellers who arrived after the town gates had closed at sunset could find lodgings overnight.

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