Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Board

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The plaque commemorating Thomas and Martha Combe in Jericho, Oxford.

The Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Board,[1] established in 1999, is administered by the Oxford Civic Society. It oversees the installation of blue plaques on historic buildings in the county of Oxfordshire, England to commemorate famous residents and events. The Board is currently chaired by Robert Evans, FBA, Regius Professor of History Emeritus.

Blue plaques in the City of Oxford

Blue plaques in the City of Oxford
Name Date(s) Notable for Address Unveiling
Sarah Cooper 1848–1932 marmalade maker 83 High Street 10 October 2001
Felicia Skene 1821–1899 prison reformer 34 St Michael's Street 2 July 2002
Sir James Murray 1837–1915 lexicographer 78 Banbury Road 21 October 2002
Willam Turner of Oxford 1789–1862 artist 16 St John Street 29 October 2002
Cecil Jackson-Cole 1901–1979 entrepreneur, philanthropist and founding member of the Oxford Committee for Famine Relief (Oxfam) 17 Broad Street 14 November 2002
J.R.R. Tolkien 1892–1973 author and scholar 20 Northmoor Road 3 December 2002
Star Inn 1794 formation of the Oxfordshire Yeomanry (later the Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars) 34 Cornmarket, now the Clarendon Centre 8 November 2003
Sir Francis Simon 1893–1956 physicist and philanthropist 10 Belbroughton Road 6 December 2003
William Morris, 1st Viscount Nuffield 1877–1963 car maker and philanthropist 16 James Street 25 April 2004
Iffley Road Track 1954 scene of the first sub-four-minute mile by Roger Bannister on 6 May 1954 Iffley Road 12 May 2004
Walter Pater

Clara Pater

1839–1894

1841–1910

author and scholar

pioneer of women's education

2 Bradmore Road 3 July 2004
Daniel Evans

Joshua Symm

1769–1846

1809–1887

designers and builders of many Oxford buildings 34 St Giles' 19 October 2004
Noel Chavasse 1884–1917 VC and Bar Magdalen College School 30 September 2005
The Cutteslowe Walls 1934–1959 34 Aldrich Road 9 March 2006
Gathorne Robert Girdlestone 1881–1950 pioneering orthopaedic surgeon Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre Staff Accommodation, 72–74 Old Road, Headington, site of the Red House 9 May 2006
Thomas Combe

Martha Combe

1796–1872

1806–1893

printer

patron of the arts

St Barnabas Church 25 February 2007
Magnetic resonance imaging scanner 1980 The King's Centre, Osney Mead 14 May 2007
Paul Nash 1889–1946 artist 106 Banbury Road 14 July 2007
Jane Burden 1839–1914 pre-Raphaelite model and wife of William Morris St Helen's Passage 19 October 2007
Henry Taunt 1842–1922 photographer 393 Cowley Road 10 January 2008
Anthony Wood 1632–1695 antiquarian Postmasters' Hall, Merton Street 28 April 2008
Sir Hans Krebs 1900–1981 biochemist 27 Abberbury Road, Iffley 7 June 2008
C.S. Lewis 1898–1963 academic and author The Kilns, Lewis Close, Headington Quarry 26 July 2008
Nirad Chaudhuri 1897–1999 writer 20 Lathbury Road 4 October 2008
John Scott Haldane 1860–1936 physiologist 11 Crick Road 2 May 2009
Sir Isaiah Berlin 1909–1997 historian of ideas Headington House, Old High Street, Headington 7 June 2009
Rev. Canon John Stansfeld 1854–1939 priest and social reformer former St Ebbe's Rectory, Paradise Square 26 June 2009
William Morfill 1834–1909 linguist 42 Park Town 1 November 2009
Norman Heatley 1911–2004 biochemist 12 Oxford Road, Old Marston 17 July 2010
Edmund Arnold Greening Lamborn 1877–1950 headmaster, local historian, "man of letters", benefactor 34 Oxford Road, Littlemore 18 September 2010
Oxford Playhouse 1923–1938 original auditorium and former Big Game Museum 12 Woodstock Road 14 October 2010
John Henry Brookes 1891–1975 artist, craftsman, educationist 195 The Slade, Headington 16 March 2011
William Kimber 1872–1961 Headington Quarry morris dancer and musician 42 St Anne's Road, Headington 30 May 2011
Salvador de Madariaga 1886–1978 statesman, scholar and writer Boxtrees, 3 St Andrew's Road, Headington 15 October 2011
Mary Augusta Ward (Mrs Humphry Ward) 1851–1920 social reformer and novelist 17 Bradmore Road 28 April 2012
Maureen Gardner 1928–1974 Olympic hurdles silver medallist 1948 17 Maidcroft Road, Cowley 7 July 2012
Ronnie Barker 1929–2005 actor and comedian 23 Church Cowley Road 29 September 2012
Richard Meux Benson 1824–1915 vicar of Cowley and benefactor, founder of the Society of St John the Evangelist Marston Street 9 May 2013
Civil War 1646 Surrender of Oxford in 1646 Cromwell House, Old Marston 16 June 2013
Elizabeth Bowen 1899–1973 author The Coach House, The Croft, Headington 19 October 2014
Olive Gibbs 1918–1995 local politician and campaigner Christ Church Old Buildings, Osney Lane 11 April 2015
Sir Richard Doll 1912–2005 epidemiologist 12 Rawlinson Road 7 June 2015
John Chessell Buckler 1793–1894 artist, antiquarian, architect 58 Holywell Street 30 October 2015
Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin 1910–1994 crystallographer, Nobel Laureate 94 Woodstock Road 5 May 2016
Sir Edward Poulton

Ronald Poulton (later Poulton Palmer)

1856–1943

1889–1915

FRS, evolutionary biologist

Rugby football hero

Wykeham House, 56 Banbury Road 11 June 2016
Sarah Angelina Acland 1849–1930 photographer 10 Park Town 24 July 2016
Anne Ridler

Vivian Ridler

1912–2001

1913–2009

poet

printer

14 Stanley Road 16 September 2016
William Wilkinson 1819–1901 architect 5 Beaumont Street 19 October 2016
Percy Manning 1870–1917 antiquary and folklorist 300 Banbury Road, Summertown 8 April 2017
Alan Villiers 1903–1982 master of square-rigged ships, author, photographer 1A Lucerne Road, Summertown 6 May 2017
Edward Brooks (VC) 1883–1944 Company Sergeant Major 16 Windsor Street, Headington 29 July 2017
George Claridge Druce 1850–1932 botanist, pharmacist, mayor 83 High Street 28 April 2018
James Legge 1815–1897 Sinologist and missionary 3 Keble Road 16 May 2018
Penicillin 1938–1941 development at Sir William Dunn School of Pathology Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, South Parks Road 29 May 2018
Penicillin 1941 First treatment in 1941 at the former Radcliffe Infirmary Outpatients Building (now the University of Oxford Radcliffe Primary Care Health Sciences Building) Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road 29 May 2018
Andrea Angel 1877–1917 Oxford chemist and home front hero 15 Banbury Road 14 July 2018
St Ignatius' Chapel 1793 first Roman Catholic church at Oxford after the Reformation Angel Court, 81 St Clement's Street 31 July 2018

Blue plaques elsewhere in Oxfordshire (in the order in which they were installed)

See also

References

  1. ^ "Oxfordshire Blue Plaques scheme website". Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Board. Retrieved 6 May 2015.

External links

  • Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Board plaques recorded on openplaques.org
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