Oxford History: Queen Street

Changes in shops, 1973–2017

South side: Carfax to St Ebbe’s Street

No.

1973

2008

2017

1

Side of Marygold House at Carfax

(with Barclays Bank in 1973, Abbey National in 2008, and Santander in 2017)

2

3

4

True Form, shoe dealers

Swarovski

Being rebuilt, planning application by Metrobank

5

Paige, gowns

EAT.

6

Ferguson, Kemp & Co., solicitors

Cancer Information association

Jones shoes

7

Kirner Bros, Watch makers, Jewellers & silversmiths

7A: Golden Scissors, ladies’ hairdressers

Optical Express &
The Dental Clinic

The White Co.

8

Dixon Cameras Ltd

9

John Lane, menswear

Dorothy Perkins

Flight Centre

10

It’s 4U, boutique

11

K Shoe Shop

Albert P. Gray Ltd, ophthalmic opticians

William John Vernon and
Morgan-Griffiths
, solicitors

Top Shop

Primark

12

No listing (later Lotus shoes)

13

Oxford & Swindon
Co-operative Society Ltd
,
outfitters

Marks & Spencer PLC

14

15

16

Site of the alley through the Co-op?

17

Oxford & Swindon Co-operative
Society Ltd
, outfitters

18

Halford’s Ltd, cycle makers

19

Hepworth’s Ltd
Tailors

Nationwide Building Society

Hotter Shoes

20a

Civic Stores Ltd

British Home Stores

Top Shop/Top Man

21

Thornton’s, confectioners

22

Greetings Shop, greetings cards

23

City Chambers

City Treasurer
City of Oxford Education Committee
Oxford Council of Social Services

Halifax Building Society

24

25

26

North side: New Inn Hall Street to Carfax

27

Freeman, Hardy & Willis Ltd
Shoe dealers

Side of Beaverbrook’s

28

Alkit Ltd, tailors and
R. A. S. Wood & Co, solicitor

Accessorize

29

Oxonian Press Ltd, printers

Levi Strauss & Co

Vacant

30

Curry’s Ltd, cycles

Early Learning Centre

Costa Coffee

31

Crown Wallpapers and Gridiron Club

East

Vision Express

32

Peter Robinson, costumier

33

William Timpson Ltd, shoe dealers

Miss Selfridge

Specsavers

34

Kam Hong Restaurant and
La Cantina Restaurant

Number no longer used: the central entrance to this 1888 building is shared between the shop on each side

35

A. C. Millett & Co., outfitters

Figaro’s Hairdressers and
Oxford Architects Partnership

Monsoon

Holland & Barrett

36

John Collier, tailors

Crawford Caterers Ltd, restaurant

Evans ladies’ wear

Maxwell’s Restaurant  upstairs

Paperchase

Vacant upstairs

37

38

W. Barratt & Co Ltd, Shoe retailers

Ryman's

39

No listing (39 & 40 together were later Halford’s)

French Connection

40

Boots the Chemist Ltd

Entrance to Clarendon Centre

plus side of Tie Rack

Entrance to Clarendon Centre

plus side of Cornish Kitchen

41

No listing (Later Boots the Chemist)

42

Snob, boutique

43A: J. H. Dewhurst Ltd, butchers

Millett’s

Swarovski

43

44

Saxone Ltd, shoe dealers

USC

Nationwide

45

A. Ballard Ltd, watch makers

Crabtree & Evelyn

The parishes of Queen Street

© Stephanie Jenkins

Last updated: 6 June, 2017

Headington homeSmall Shark Oxford History home