- St John Street, Oxford
St John Street is a
streetin 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 Streetand to the north is Wellington Square. St John Street runs parallel with St Giles' to the east and Walton Streetto the west.
The Oxfordshire-born painter William Turner (1789–1862) lived at No 16 from 1853 until his death. The house is marked with a
Other famous residents of St John Street have included the theologians
Henry Chadwickand Arthur Peacocke; authors P.D. James, Iain Pearsand J.R.R. Tolkien; musician Thom Yorke; sportsman Na Oofoka.
Note that part of
Merton Streetwas once known as St John Street.
* [http://www.chem.ox.ac.uk/oxfordtour/sitemap.html Virtual Tour of Oxford] , including St John Street
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