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Oxford boundary markers: Near Woodlands Road (1892)


Boundary stone on Cuckoo Lane beside Woodlands Road

 

[City coat of arms showing
ox crossing ford]

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F. W.  A N S E L L
M A Y O R

W. S.   C A R T E R
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On Cuckoo Lane, near Woodlands Road, Headington. The boundary between Oxford and Headington from 1889 to 1929 made a sharp right-angled turn to the south at this point where it met the Boundary Brook.
This probably explains the orientation of the stone.

This stone matches the one opposite Headley Way, where the Headington Road in Oxford meets the London Road in Headington, and also the stone at Godstow Bridge.

 

Frederick Ansell was Mayor of Oxford in 1891/2, and there was a special beating of the bounds that year

 

Map showing the extended
boundary of the City in 1889

 

Not a listed structure

 

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Stephanie Jenkins, 2013