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Locations - New Inn Hall Street

 

"People who gaze on New Inn Hall Street as it now is must not imagine that things were always just so. On the left, or west side, first you had the buildings composing the Hall itself - the "Tavern" of Verdant Green's days, where the buttery was open all day; then, the grounds and solid Georgian vicarage of St. Something-Le-Baily aforesaid - a pleasant jumble. On the right or east side were little two-storeyed white gabled houses, of the sort common enough in Oxford then, and of which a few specimens still remain, running up to the old fifteenth century back gate of Frewen Hall, Then came St. Edwards, a stone-built mansion of two storeys, reaching to the end and then "returned'', as architects say, for its own depth and a trifle over. While the "fly- man'' is being paid, let us briefly polish off the rest of New Inn Hall Street."

[left] New Inn Hall Street with two churches - Wesley Memorial Church in the background and St Peter-le-Baily in the foreground. St Peter-le-Baily, referred to as St Something-le-Baily by Kenneth Grahame, is now the chapel of St Peter's College.


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