Papers relating to the administration of Oxford covered market

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Accounts, vouchers, shop rentals and other papers relating to the administration of Oxford covered market, arranged in annual bundles, 1794-1855.

Administrative / Biographical History

Oxford's covered market was created in an effort to make the main streets of the city more presentable. John Gwynn, architect of Magdalen Bridge, drew up the plans and designed the High Street front with its four entrances.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk).

Acquisition Information

Given to the Library in 1953.

Note

Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

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