North Oxford, especially Central North Oxford between the city centre and Summertown, is considered by many to be the most desirable and famous suburb of Oxford, England. Summertown in North Oxford is a suburb of Oxford, England. The focal part of Summertown is a busy area of shops Oxford is currently bidding for the 2010 Wikimania Conference Oxford () is a city, and the County town of Oxfordshire, England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland It was originally largely owned by St John's College, Oxford and many of the area's Victorian houses were initially sold on leasehold from the College. __FORCETOC__ St John's College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. The term Victorian architecture can refer to one of a number of Architectural styles predominantly employed during the Victorian era.
The leafy thoroughfares of Woodstock Road to the west and Banbury Road to the east (leading to Woodstock and Banbury respectively) run north-south through the area, meeting at their southern ends to become St Giles'. Woodstock Road is a major road in Oxford, England, running from St Giles' to the south north towards Woodstock through the leafy suburb Banbury Road is a major arterial road in Oxford, England, running from St Giles' at the south end north towards Banbury through the leafy Woodstock is a small Town in Oxfordshire, England which is home to Blenheim Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where Banbury is a Market town located on the River Cherwell in northern Oxfordshire, England. St Giles' is a wide street leading north from the centre of Oxford, England. North Oxford is famed for its schools, especially its private schools. These include the Dragon School and Summer Fields (formerly Summerfield), which are preparatory schools, and St Edward's School and the Oxford High School for Girls, which are secondary schools. The Dragon School is a British Coeducational, preparatory school in the city of Oxford, founded in 1877 Summer Fields is a boys' preparatory school based in Summertown, Oxford, England. In English language usage in the former British Empire, the present-day Commonwealth, a preparatory school (usually abbreviated to prep school If you're looking for the high school in California see Oxford Academy. Secondary school is a term used to describe an educational Institution where the final stage of compulsory schooling known as Secondary education, takes
Four of Oxford University's former women's colleges, Lady Margaret Hall, St Anne's, St Hugh's and Somerville (at the southern extreme) are located in North Oxford. The University of Oxford (informally "Oxford University" or simply "Oxford" located in the city of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England is the Lady Margaret Hall is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England, located at the end of Norham Gardens St Anne's College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. St Hugh's College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford, England, located on St Margaret's Road, North Oxford Somerville College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England, and was one of the first Women's colleges to There are also three graduate colleges, Green College, St Antony's, both off the Woodstock Road, and to the east Wolfson, on the River Cherwell. Green College was a graduate college of the University of Oxford in England. St Antony's College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. The River Cherwell ( IPA /ˈtʃɑːwɛl/ is a river which flows through the Midlands of England. Further south, also bordering the Cherwell, is the University Parks. The Oxford University Parks, more normally the University Parks, or just Uni Parks to members of the local community is one large parkland area slightly northeast A large open area of ancient common land, Port Meadow, and the River Thames are located to the west. Port Meadow is a large area of Common land to the north and west of Oxford, England. The Thames ( is a major River flowing through southern England.
Much of the central area contains excellent examples of late 19th century Victorian Gothic architecture, and is now a conservation area. The 19th century of the Common Era began on January 1, 1801 and ended on December 31, 1900, according to the Gregorian calendar Also known as Victorian High Gothic, Victorian Gothic is a style of Architecture popular in the middle and late 19th century A conservation area is a tract of land that has been awarded protected status in order to ensure that natural features cultural heritage or biota are safeguarded Even older are Regency-style houses built in the mid-19th century in the beautiful crescents of Park Town, initially in the middle of the countryside but now surrounded by the rest of the suburb. The Regency style of Architecture refers primarily to buildings built in Britain during the period in the early 19th century when George IV was Park Town is one of the most well-known streets in central North Oxford, a suburb of Oxford, England.
Legend has it that the area was originally developed for the Dons of the University once they were allowed to marry. A don is a fellow or Tutor of a College or University, especially traditional collegiate universities such as Oxford and Cambridge In fact, central North Oxford in particular includes many large houses, unaffordable by most Dons, and the houses were instead occupied by successful tradesmen of the city. Today, many homes are occupied by rich London commuters, attracted by the good schools. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. A number of the larger houses are used by Oxford colleges and other educational establishments.
At the northern extremity of North Oxford, which is approximately the line of the A40 (the northern bypass, part of the Oxford ring road) are three suburbs, Sunnymead and Cutteslowe (to the east of Banbury Road) and Wolvercote to the west of Woodstock Road. For other uses see A40, for details of the A40 in london see A40 road (London. Construction The first section of the Oxford ring road was built from Headington to Banbury Road in the mid-1930s and is now part of the A40. Sunnymead is a suburb at the northern extremity of Oxford, England, just inside the Oxford Ring Road ( A40) Cutteslowe is a suburb of north Oxford, England, between Sunnymead and the northern bypass (the A40, completed in 1935 and a little beyond Beyond the bypass is the village of Kidlington. Kidlington is a large Village and Civil parish in the Cherwell District of Oxfordshire, England. Wolvercote Cemetery contains the grave of J. R. R. Tolkien. Cutteslowe Park is a large open area just to the north of this bypass. Cutteslowe Park is a public Park in the north of Oxford, England, established with the purchase by Oxford City Council in 1935
North Oxford has attracted famous residents, such as the authors and academics J. R. R. Tolkien (1892–1973) and Iris Murdoch (1919–1999). Dame Jean Iris Murdoch DBE ( 15 July 1919 &ndash 8 February 1999) was a Dublin -born writer and philosopher Murdoch lived with her husband and fellow academic John Bayley, and the area was featured in the biographical film, Iris. Professor John Bayley CBE, FBA, FRSL (born 1925 Lahore, Pakistan — then known as Lahore, British India Iris is a 2001 Film that tells the story of Irish novelist Iris Murdoch and her relationship with John Bayley. T. E. Lawrence (known as Lawrence of Arabia) grew up in Polstead Road, North Oxford. Polstead Road is a residential road that runs between Kingston Road and Hayfield Road to the west and the Woodstock Road to the east in the suburb of North Oxford
Belbroughton Road is bonny, and pinkly bursts the spray
Of prunus and forsythia across the public way,
For a full spring-tide of blossom seethed and departed hence,
Leaving land-locked pools of jonquils by sunny garden fence. Sir John Betjeman, CBE ( 28 August 1906 &ndash 19 May 1984 was an English poet writer and broadcaster who described himself in Who's Who A Poet Laureate is a Poet officially appointed by a government and is often expected to compose poems for State occasions and other government events Belbroughton Road is a residential road in the suburb of North Oxford, England.
And a constant sound of flushing runneth from windows whence
The toothbrush too is airing in this new North Oxford air.