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Marilyn Yurdan - The Street Names of Oxford - 9780750950985 - V9780750950985
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The Street Names of Oxford

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The names of Oxford's streets and roads are fascinating and in many cases unique, but in Oxford, as in Wonderland, things are not always what they seem. North Parade Avenue, for example, lies to the south of South parade, while St Aldate's refers to both to a church and a street, though there is no saint of that name. Many names have changed over the years; although present names such as St Aldate's, Cornmarket and Merton Street have an authentic historical ring to them, within the diamond formed by St Giles to the north, the railway station to the west, ... Read more

This book traces the origins of names found in Oxford, not only of its streets and roads, villages, suburbs and housing estates, but also of the various colleges which make up the University, many of which have had a considerable influence on its streets. The illustrations of The Street Names of Oxford range in date from nineteenth-century prints and old pictures to new photographs which show a much-changed city.

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About Marilyn Yurdan
Marilyn Yurdan attended Holton Park Grammar School for Girls in Oxfordshire during the 1950s. She went on to work as Assistant Custodian at the University of Oxford's Sheldonian Theatre for twenty-two years. She has been awarded a Master of Studies in English Local History from the University of Oxford, and has written numerous books, including Oxford in the 1950s and ... Read more

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