Number 42

Oxford dentists at 42 St Giles' 42 St Giles' is a grade 2 listed building which was built in the 1760s. There is a listed boundary stone in the front garden. In its recent history, prior to our dental practice, 42 was used as offices and a shop. However, we are not the first dentists to have had a practice here as Mr William Geekie LDS lived and worked here between 1878 and 1932 and was succeeded by Miss Dorothy Smith LDS. She qualified in 1918, only 2 years after the first female dentists were licenced. Miss Smith practiced at 42 from 1932 to 1954.

C S Lewis married at 42 St Giles'In 1955 the building became the Oxford Registry Office and C.S.Lewis married Joy Davidman here in 1956. There is a copy of their marriage certificate on display.

 

42 St Giles' opened as a Dental Practice once more in the autumn of 2011.