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Oxford boundary markers: Woodstock Road (1892)


Boundary stone on Woodstock Road

 

[City coat of arms showing
ox crossing ford]

[1 8 9 2]

[F. W.  A N S E L L
M A Y O R
]

[W. S.   C A R V E R
S H E R I F F
]

Although this stone is now illegible, the inscription can be deduced as it is exactly aligned with the first of the stones listed below that stands on the canal to the west of St Edward's School.

This stone is on the west side of the Woodstock Road, just to the north of South Parade. It is not a listed structure.

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