St Giles’ Street is split between the two parish churches that mark its length (St Giles to the north and St Mary Magdalen to the south). St Mary Magdalen was in the Oxford Union; but St Giles parish was in the Headington Union, and accordingly births, marriages, and accordingly deaths in the street came under the two registration districts of Oxford and Headington.

Parish East side West side

St Mary

reg. district)

Nos. 1–8

From Balliol's Warren building and
the Oxford Internet Institute at No. 1
northwards to St John’s College
main quadrangle

Nos. 58–78

From the middle of Pusey Chapel
southwards to the Taylorian Building)


St Giles

reg. district)

Nos. 9–30

From St John's newer buildings
and No. 9 northwards to
Wenn Townsend Accountants

Nos. 31–57

From the current Taylor’s Delicatessen
southwards to the middle of Pusey Chapel

Note: St Giles’ Road West and St Giles’ Road East are the former names given respectively to the Banbury and Woodstock Road. This site only deals with St Giles’ Street, which ends at the parting of the ways beside St Giles Church.

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