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Juxon Street is a street in the north of
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, an inner suburb of
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Location

To the east is a junction with
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. To the north are St Sepulchre's Cemetery, Lucy's Eagle Ironworks (now residential), and beyond that Walton Well Road. To the west is the
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and beyond that the
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. To the south is most of the rest of the suburb of Jericho and central Oxford.


History

Previously this area was part of the
Walton Manor Walton Manor is a residential suburb in Oxford, England. It is north of Jericho, Oxford, Jericho and the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter and forms part of North Oxford. The street layout and many of the area's buildings date from the mid-19th cent ...
farm owned by
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. The farm was sold the site was unoccupied until 1860 when the college architect, William Wilkinson, was commissioned to lay out the northern part of the estate. The street was named after William Juxon, who was
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of St John's College from 1621 to 1633. He was also the
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and the
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. Building began in Juxon Street in 1876. The houses were designed to provide small homes for middle-class families. Much of the north side of the street was bought by Lucy's Eagle Ironworks also just to the north to house its staff. Many of the houses have also been for rented to students. Some houses at the west end of the street were demolished and flats was constructed in their place. It is now a popular inner-city residential street with high prices and rents in the area. There used to be a ferry (with ferry house) and coal wharfs at the end of Juxon Street.


Literature

Juxon Street features in the 2003 book ''
Lyra's Oxford ''Lyra's Oxford'' is a 2003 novella by Philip Pullman depicting an episode involving the heroine of ''His Dark Materials'', Pullman's best-selling trilogy. ''Lyra's Oxford'' is set when Lyra Belacqua is 15, two years after the end of the trilog ...
'' by
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. Lyra visits the character Sebastian Makepeace who lives on the north side of Juxon Street in a house at the end of the street near the Eagle Ironworks and the Oxford Canal.


Gallery

File:W Lucy gate, Oxford.JPG, Gateway to the former William Lucy Eagle Ironworks (now redeveloped as residential apartments) on Juxon Street. File:Eagle, William Lucy Ironworks, Oxford.JPG, Eagle sculpture on top of a gatepost of the former Eagle Ironworks on Juxon Street. File:William Juxon from NPG.jpg, William Juxon (1582–1663),
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of
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and
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, after whom Juxon Street was named.


References

1876 establishments in England Streets in Oxford St John's College, Oxford {{Oxfordshire-geo-stub