Oxford Inscriptions: Cuckoo Lane “road sign”

Cuckoo Lane signpost




This stone was
dedicated on
4th May 2003
in memory of
Marjorie and
Stanley Harris




This stone in Cuckoo Lane, just to the west of Headley Way, is deemed to be a street sign. It was commissioned from the Stile Company by by Ruth Harris of Brackley. When it was first put up, some local people thought that it resembled a tombstone and was out of place in this most rural part of Cuckoo Lane.


Highway officers allowed it to remain in place on the grounds that a street sign does not require planning permission; but any such road signs proposed for Oxford in future will have to go through the planning procedure.


Stephanie Jenkins, 2013