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By Michael Herrick, August 8, 2018
Archaeology, the Castle Ditch Marker
United Kingdom, England (Oxfordshire), Oxford — Archaeology, the Castle Ditch
Oxford Preservation Trust Archaeology, the Castle Ditch and its skeletons In 2003 excavations uncovered the Castle Ditch part of the defences of the Norman Castle. 64 human skeletons were found buried here, many dating from the late . . . — Map (db m124273) HM
United Kingdom, England (Oxfordshire), Oxford — Baptists of Oxford
Near this place the Baptists of Oxford worshipped from 1661 to 1715 in the house of Richard Tidmarsh (minister 1661 – 1691). Baptisms took place in the stream below. The meeting-house was destroyed by rioters in 1715. Erected by members . . . — Map (db m124319) HM
United Kingdom, England (Oxfordshire), Oxford — Beaumont Palace
Near to this Spot Stood the King’s Houses Later Known as Beaumont Palace King Richard I Was Born Here in 1157 And King John in 1167 — Map (db m124426) HM
United Kingdom, England (Oxfordshire), Oxford — Christ Church
Christ Church Oxford’s Unique Foundation of College and Cathedral The collegiate University of Oxford contains within it almost 40 independent educational institutions, or colleges. Christ Church is the largest. It is also, uniquely, the . . . — Map (db m124409) HM
United Kingdom, England (Oxfordshire), Oxford — George Claridge Druce
George Claridge Druce FRS 1850 - 1932 Botanist Pharmacist Mayor and Alderman lived here at his shop 1879 - 1905 — Map (db m124417) HM
United Kingdom, England (Oxfordshire), Oxford — Great Jewry
This Street Known Till 1300 As Great Jewry Contained Many Houses of the Jews Including the Synagogue Which Lay to the North Of Tom Tower 1931 — Map (db m124415) HM
United Kingdom, England (Oxfordshire), Oxford — New Road
New Road was new in 1770, built by a turnpike trust as a western exit from the city centre. It sliced through the former Oxford Castle bailey (the open space within the castle walls), providing an ideal site for what became the city's principal . . . — Map (db m124318) HM
United Kingdom, England (Oxfordshire), Oxford — Old County Hall
Oxford Preservation Trust Old County Hall (1841) This castellated building housed two courts, one civil, one criminal. Today, the building forms part of the Oxfordshire County Council offices in County Hall and one of the courts still . . . — Map (db m124521) HM
United Kingdom, England (Oxfordshire), Oxford — Oxford Castle
Oxford Castle dates from 1071 and stamped the authority of England's new Norman rulers on the town. It changed the layout of this area but incorporated an earlier watch-tower (c.1020) which became the tower of St George's Church. The castle . . . — Map (db m124308) HM
United Kingdom, England (Oxfordshire), Oxford — Oxford Castle Timeline
( the marker is a series of medallians set into the stone pavement ) c.700   St Frideswide founds a Monastery by the River Thames 1009   The Saxon town is attacked by the Danes 1066   The Norman Conquest 1071   Robert D’Oilly . . . — Map (db m122338) HM
United Kingdom, England (Oxfordshire), Oxford — Oxford Martyr’s Memorial
To the Glory of God And in Grateful Commemoration of His Servants Thomas Cranmer Nicholas Ridley Hugh Latimer Prelates of the Church of England Who Near This Spot Yielded Their Bodies To Be Burned Bearing Witness to the . . . — Map (db m124255) HM
United Kingdom, England (Oxfordshire), Oxford — Oxford War Memorial
In Memory of Those Who Fought and Those Who Fell 1914 - 1918 ( inscribed on the steps ) For Those Who Fought 1914 - 1918 And Those Who Fell and 1939 – 1945 And All Others Who Have Given Their Lives In the . . . — Map (db m124354) WM
United Kingdom, England (Oxfordshire), Oxford — Oxfordshire Boer War Memorial
This Monument was Erected by the Officers Non Commissioned Officers and Men of the Second Battalion Oxfordshire Light Infantry in Memory of Their Comrades Who Died Between the 15‐ of August 1897 and the 4‐ of November 1898 Killed . . . — Map (db m124270) WM
United Kingdom, England (Oxfordshire), Oxford — Oxfordshire County Council
Welcome to Oxfordshire County Council The modern building in front of you is County Hall, headquarters of Oxfordshire County Council. It was opened by Her Majesty the Queen in 1976. The County Council is responsible for key public services in . . . — Map (db m124271) HM
United Kingdom, England (Oxfordshire), Oxford — Park End Street
You are standing on Pacey's Bridge which crosses two branches of the Castle Mill Stream, itself a branch of the River Thames. The original bridge was constructed in 1770 when Park End Street and New Road were built as a turnpike road to provide a . . . — Map (db m124320) HM
United Kingdom, England (Oxfordshire), Oxford — Prison D Wing
Oxford Preservation Trust Prison D Wing (1790) William Blackburn designed D Wing, the Debtors' Tower and C Wing. When the prison expanded St. George's Chapel was demolished, though the ancient Crypt remains. Oxford Castle Unlocked . . . — Map (db m124277) HM
United Kingdom, England (Oxfordshire), Oxford — Prison Debtors’ Tower
Oxford Preservation Trust Prison Debtors’ Tower (1790) This Tower was built to imprison debtors who owed money. A rare triangular stone staircase leads to four floors divided into cells, some with fireplaces. Prisoners remained in prison . . . — Map (db m124276) HM
United Kingdom, England (Oxfordshire), Oxford — Prison Governor’s House
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United Kingdom, England (Oxfordshire), Oxford — Radcliffe Square
Radcliffe Square, the historic heart of Oxford University has been called the finest square in Europe (Pevsner). It was created by the university authorities in the 1730s by demolishing the medieval houses to make a 'university forum'. It is . . . — Map (db m124256) HM
United Kingdom, England (Oxfordshire), Oxford — Reredos Memorial
The Reredos is Dedicated to God With Praise and Thanksgiving In Memory of All S. Aldgate’s Men Who Gave Their Lives in The Great War 1914-19 Robert Allsworth · Harold Bricknell · Charles H. Bull · Sidney F. Bull · Fred Butler . . . — Map (db m124412) WM
United Kingdom, England (Oxfordshire), Oxford — St Giles’
The tree-lined avenue of St Giles' is named after the Norman St Giles’ Church in front of you. The area lies outside the original city wall and development began in the 12th century as Oxford's population grew. Some early properties were farms but . . . — Map (db m124254) HM
United Kingdom, England (Oxfordshire), Oxford — The Crown
The Crown Inn was already nearly three centuries old when it acquired its name in 1625. The Crown was one of the first coaching houses in Oxford, which was a great coaching centre until the coming of the railway in 1835. The present building is . . . — Map (db m124355) HM
United Kingdom, England (Oxfordshire), Oxford — The Early University
The building in front of you is the University Church of St Mary the Virgin. This was the hub of the University of Oxford from the end of the 12th century when organised teaching first began. Most of the church dates from the 15th century but the . . . — Map (db m124257) HM
United Kingdom, England (Oxfordshire), Oxford — The High Street
Oxford's curved High Street was praised by the architectural historian Nikolaus Pevsner as ‘one of the world's great streets' with its glorious mix of college buildings and medieval to 18th century houses. The building opposite you is an addition . . . — Map (db m124258) HM
United Kingdom, England (Oxfordshire), Oxford — The Motte and Bailey
The Motte and Bailey Oxford Castle was built in 1071 by Robert d'Oilly who had accompanied William the Conqueror from Normandy to England in 1066. The Castie was surrounded by a moat from which material came to form both a high Mound or Motte and . . . — Map (db m124274) HM
United Kingdom, England (Oxfordshire), Oxford — The Perimeter Wall
Oxford Preservation Trust The Perimeter Wall at Oxford Prison (1790) The wall is built close to a stream using large stones with a rubble inner core and smaller loose stones above, and later, razor wire. All this made escape underneath or . . . — Map (db m124275) HM
United Kingdom, England (Oxfordshire), Oxford — This Stone
This Stone Was Laid on The Sixth Day of July 1895 Being the Wedding Day of HRH The Duke of York And HSH Prince Victoria Mary of Teck by Thomas Lucas Esquire   Mayor Thomas M. Taphouse Esquire   Sheriff John Paprell & Son   Builders . . . — Map (db m124416) HM
United Kingdom, England (Oxfordshire), Oxford — Vaulted Well Chamber
Oxford Preservation Trust Vaulted Well Chamber (13th century) The Chamber houses a 54 feet deep brick-faced well which drops to the water level below the Mound. This provided a supply of fresh water to the occupants of the Tower which once . . . — Map (db m124520) HM
United Kingdom, England (Oxfordshire), Oxford — Victoria Fountain
Victoria Fountain Inaugurated By HRH Princess Louise May 25 1899 Restored 2009 by Oxford City Council and Oxford Preservation Trust Supported by East Area Parliament, Magdalen College and CPRE Oxfordshire Buildings Preservation . . . — Map (db m124522) HM
United Kingdom, England (Oxfordshire), Oxford — William Wilkinson
William Wilkinson 1819 – 1901 Architect of the Randolph Hotel and designer of North Oxford Victorian suburb lived and practised here 1860 - 1886 — Map (db m124424) HM

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