Walton Street, Oxford

Walton Street, Oxford

Walton Street, Oxford

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Walton Street is on the eastern edge of the Jericho district of central Oxford, England.

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The street runs north from the western end of Beaumont Street and northern end of Worcester Street by the main entrance of Worcester College. Somerville College, one of the former women's colleges, also backs onto the street. The Oxford University Press (OUP) and Ruskin College are on the west side of the street, the former Church of England parish church of Saint Paul on the east side is almost opposite the OUP and St Sepulchre's Cemetery is off the street to the west.

The Oxford University Press is a neoclassical building erected 1826-30. The central part was designed by Daniel Robertson and the north and west wings by Edward Blore.

St Paul's is also neoclassical, with an Ionic portico. It was designed by the architect H.J. Underwood and built in 1836. The architect E.G. Bruton added the apse in 1853 and F.C. Eden remodelled the interior in 1908. In the 20th century St Paul's became a redundant church and was deconsecrated. Since 1988 it has been Freud's café-bar.

The Jericho Tavern is a public house and music venue at...
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