Dr John Stansfeld

Died aged c. 85

John Stedwell Stansfeld (1855–1939) was a doctor and Anglican priest in Oxford, England. He began his career as a civil servant in HM Customs and Excise. In 1877, he moved to Oxford, and later matriculated as a student at Exeter College, where he studied theology. He also studied part-time at Wycliffe Hall, although he did not take Holy Orders until 1910. He had qualified as a doctor in 1897 and started a medical mission in Bermondsey in London. Stansfeld returned to Oxford in 1912 as rector of St Ebbe's, then a slum district. He campaigned successfully for the erection of a children's playground and public baths in St Ebbe's. His philanthropy is commemorated by a blue plaque in Paradise Square, unveiled in June 2009.

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Commemorated on 1 plaque

Bill Nicholls on Geograph

The Revd Canon John Stansfeld 1854-1939 parish priest, doctor, philanthropist, lived here as Rector of St Ebbe's 1912-1926

Paradise Square, Oxford, United Kingdom where they lived