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
The road takes its name from the ancient manor of Walton. Walton Street
Jan 15 2013
Walton Lane
Walton Lane provided rear access for servants and tradesmen. Walton Lane
Jan 15 2013

Wellington Street
Wellington Street was originally known as New College Lane. Wellington Street
Jan 15 2013
Richmond Road
Richmond Road was originally called Worcester Terrace. Richmond Road
Jan 15 2013

Nelson Street
Until 1840 Nelson Street was little more than a muddy track. Nelson Street
Jan 15 2013
Jericho Street
Jericho Street appears to have existed long before the district was built up. Jericho Street
Jan 15 2013

Juxon Street
One of Jericho's more uniform streets, now owned by Lucys. Houses in Juxon Street have narrow walled gardens
Dec 27 2012
Canal Street
Canal Street runs roughly parallel with the Oxford canal. Canal Street with St Barnabas
Dec 27 2012

Revealing the history of Richmond Road
Helen Hatcher explains why she has been snooping around Richmond Road.
Oct 04 1997

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

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.


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