1866 medieval Steep Street from the junction with Trenchard Street
Steep Street - Host Street to Griffin Lane -road line altered and became Colston Street. 1871 Joseph Dann, chimney sweeper Edward Robins, umbrella maker John Murphy, newsagent Rosamond Holloway, marine stores John Weeks, boot maker This picture by Frost & Read of Steep Street curving away to the right was recorded five years before it was demolished and replaced by Colston street but on a different realignment.
ICumnor Place is haunted by the ghost of Amy Robsart, the wife of Robert Dudley who was having a passionate affair with Queen Elizabeth I. Amy died of mysterious circumstances at Cumnor Place in 1560. When Amy’s ghost was seen on the stairs where her neck was broken in a fall, the public took this as a sign that her death was not an accident.