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Lodgings licensed by the University as suitable for housing undergraduates. The system came into existence in the 1820s, and lists of licensed lodgings survive from then until 1992 when the system ceased. For the period of their duration all undergraduates not resident in College were obliged to live in licensed lodgings (Lodging houses) ruled over by a Lodging House Keeper or in the house of an MA or the widow of an MA.