ABOUT JERICHO - HISTORY

Working Class Housing in Jericho

A research project by Andrew Whitehead

Posted - November 29, 2018

In the summer of 1977, Andrew Whitehead carried out a research project at the prompting of Crispin Paine, then at the Museum of Oxfordshire. Using property title deeds in the possession of Oxford City Council, and any he came across in the possession of owners, he sought to trace the history of working-class housing in the Jericho district of Oxford.

The text is available on Andrew Whitehead’s website by CLICKING HERE.

Did you know?

Where we work?

According to the 2001 Census, in Jericho 28% of those working were self-employed, while 18% worked part time. Around 20% were in higher professional occupations compared with 14% for Oxford. We also tend to work nearby: 72% of people worked within five kilometres of their home; 18% went to work on foot, 13% by car and 6% by bike

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.