St John Street, Oxford

St John Street, Oxford

St John Street is a street in central Oxford, England. The street mainly consists of stone-faced Georgian-style terraced houses. It was built as a speculative development by St John's College starting in the 1820s and finishing in the 1840s at the start of the Victorian era.

At the northern end is Kellogg College and near the southern end is the Sackler Library, which opened in 2001. To the south is Beaumont Street and to the north is Wellington Square. St John Street runs parallel with St Giles' to the east and Walton Street to the west.

Famous residents

The Oxfordshire-born painter William Turner (1789–1862) lived at No 16 from 1853 until his death. The house is marked with a blue plaque.

Other famous residents of St John Street have included the theologians Henry Chadwick and Arthur Peacocke; authors P.D. James, Iain Pears and J.R.R. Tolkien; musician Thom Yorke; sportsman Na Oofoka.

See also

Note that part of Merton Street was once known as St John Street.

References

* [http://www.chem.ox.ac.uk/oxfordtour/sitemap.html Virtual Tour of Oxford] , including St John Street


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