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Oxford boundary markers: Sunnymead (1892)


Boundary stone on Cuckoo Lane beside Woodlands Road

[City coat of arms showing
ox crossing ford]

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This stone is on a river bank next to a footbridge on the path leading to the former Sunnymead Bathing Place off Water Eaton Road. It is not a listed structure.

It marks the new city boundary of 1889.

It matches the following boundary stones that were set up at the time of the Mayor's perambulation of 1892 (the first such inspection to take place after the 1889 Oxford boundary change):

 

Map showing the extended
boundary of the City in 1889

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

The Sheriff William Stevens Carver (1859–1917) served as the City Accountant from 1894 until his death (obituary in the Oxford Journal Illustrated of 26 December 1917, p. 9).

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Stephanie Jenkins