A report on Oxfordshire and Banbury

Brasenose Lane in Oxford city centre, a street onto which three colleges back.
The University of Oxford's Chemistry Research Laboratory.
The town hall in December 2005
The Abbey, Sutton Courtenay, a ‘textbook’ example of the English medieval manor house.
People's Park in 2001
Wantage Market Place
Banbury's oldest pub, the Reindeer Inn
The modern Castle Quay Shopping Centre alongside the Oxford Canal, with Banbury Museum in the background
Banbury's Fine Lady Statue.
Some old houses in Aynho, which is claimed to be in Banburyshire
Map of Banbury
Banbury High Street.
Banbury Market Place.
The Jacobs Douwe Egberts factory in Banbury has been a major employer in the town since the mid-1960s.
Banbury railway station
A Stagecoach in Oxfordshire bus in Bridge Street on route B7 to Neithrop
The Fine Lady and Banbury Cross. The cross was designed by John Gibbs and erected in 1859.
Spiceball centre in 2010
Plaque at bridge 164 on the Oxford Canal, Banbury
St Mary's parish church, built in the 1790s to replace a Medieval predecessor

Banbury is a historic market town on the River Cherwell in Oxfordshire, South East England.

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As well as the city of Oxford, other centres of population are Banbury, Bicester, Kidlington and Chipping Norton to the north of Oxford; Carterton and Witney to the west; Thame and Chinnor to the east; and Abingdon-on-Thames, Wantage, Didcot, Wallingford and Henley-on-Thames to the south.

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Brasenose Lane in Oxford city centre, a street onto which three colleges back.

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River Cherwell

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Tributary of the River Thames in central England.

Tributary of the River Thames in central England.

The River Cherwell near Edgcote, Northamptonshire
View upstream as the River Cherwell (flowing under the bridge) is joined by the Oxford Canal (coming from the right)
Punts on the river at Oxford
The punt rollers at "Mesopotamia" on the River Cherwell in Oxford

It rises near Hellidon, Northamptonshire and flows southwards for 40 mi to meet the Thames at Oxford in Oxfordshire.

Two miles further on, the river swings westward a few miles, passing below the village of Chipping Warden through Edgcote, site of a Romano-British villa, then entering Oxfordshire at Hay's Bridge on the A361's Daventry to Banbury stretch.

Bicester

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Late 17th century house in Market Square
Bicester Library
Bicester Town railway station in 2010. It has since been rebuilt, and was re-opened on 26 October 2015 as part of the Oxford - Bicester - London Marylebone line, and renamed Bicester Village railway station.
Part of Bicester Village
Tower of St Edburg's Parish Church

Bicester is a town and civil parish in the Cherwell district of northeastern Oxfordshire in Southern England.

Development has been favoured by its proximity to junction 9 of the M40 motorway linking it to London, Birmingham and Banbury.

Oxford

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City in England.

City in England.

19th-century view of the High Street in Oxford.
View from Carfax Tower
Wellington Square, the name of which has become synonymous with the university's central administration
Map of Oxford
Oxford Malmaison Hotel
The Divinity School at the Bodleian Library
The Ashmolean Museum
Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Galleries at the Museum of Natural History
Museum of the History of Science
The Pitt Rivers Museum
Oxford Botanic Garden
Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford
Sheldonian Theatre
Carfax Tower at Carfax, the junction of the High Street, Queen Street, Cornmarket and St Aldate's streets at what is considered by many to be the centre of the city
Night view of High Street with Christmas lights – one of Oxford's main streets
Floral display in Oxford city centre in 2001
The Headington Shark
The air traffic control tower at Oxford Airport
Oxford Bus Company hybrid bus on a park & ride service
Oxford Bus Company flywheel energy storage bus on a BrookesBus service
Oxford railway station, in the city centre
Oxford Parkway Station, on the outskirts near Kidlington
The M40 extension
Sheldonian Theatre in 2009
Somerville College, one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford
Keble College, one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford
All Souls' College looking east up the High Street from St Mary's Church
The Bridge of Sighs links sections of Hertford College: as seen from New College Lane with the Sheldonian Theatre in the background
University Church of St Mary the Virgin as seen from Radcliffe Square
Broad Street, showing the main entrances to Trinity and Balliol Colleges, and obliquely, the frontage of Exeter College from the Sheldonian Theatre
Merton College Chapel and Corpus Christi College as viewed from the Oriel Square entrance to Merton Street
High Street as viewed from St Mary's, looking east, with Magdalen College in the distant background
Summer in the Botanic Garden
Kassam Stadium
The Manor Ground off London Road in Headington.
Rowing at Summer Eights, an annual intercollegiate bumps race
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Men's 1st VIII Summer Eights 2007 coxed by Acer Nethercott
Speedway racing at Cowley in 1980
Christ Church Cathedral
Choir and organ of Christ Church Cathedral

It is the county town and only city of Oxfordshire.

A34 – a trunk route connecting the North and Midlands to the port of Southampton. It leaves J9 of the M40 north of Oxford, passes west of Oxford to Newbury and Winchester to the south and joins the M3 12.7 mi north of Southampton. Since the completion of the Newbury bypass in 1998, this section of the A34 has been an entirely grade separated dual carriageway. Historically the A34 led to Bicester, Banbury, Stratford-upon-Avon, Birmingham and Manchester, but since the completion of the M40 it disappears at J9 and re-emerges 50 mi north at Solihull.

Oxford Canal

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The canal and locks at Hillmorton
Geographic map of the Oxford Canal (zoom in to see detail)
A canal boat on the canal near Brinklow on the long stretch between Coventry and Rugby.
The Oxford Canal passes mainly through the Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire countryside, and is often considered to be one of the most scenic canals in Britain. The construction of the Oxford Canal in 1790 aided Banbury's growth. The shot is taken at Tooley's Boatyard, Banbury.
The abandoned tunnel at Newbold on the old route of the canal
Looking from the Oxford Canal towards Jericho, with the campanile tower of St Barnabas Church in the background.

The Oxford Canal is a 78 mi narrowboat canal in central England linking the City of Oxford with the Coventry Canal at Hawkesbury (just north of Coventry and south of Bedworth) via Banbury and Rugby.

The Oxford Canal traverses Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and east Warwickshire through broad, shallow valleys and lightly rolling hills; the canal's route northeast and then northwest forms part of the Warwickshire ring.

Cherwell District

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Bicester, the second-largest settlement in the district
Kidlington, the third-largest settlement in the district and one of the largest villages in England

Cherwell is a local government district in northern Oxfordshire, England.

Towns in Cherwell include Banbury and Bicester.

The historic boundaries of the county shown in John Speed's map of the county in his Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine, c. undefined 1611. A depiction of the town of Northampton is inset in the top left, and the city of Peterborough in the bottom right.

Northamptonshire

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County in the South Midlands of England.

County in the South Midlands of England.

The historic boundaries of the county shown in John Speed's map of the county in his Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine, c. undefined 1611. A depiction of the town of Northampton is inset in the top left, and the city of Peterborough in the bottom right.
Kilworth Wharf on the Grand Union Canal
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Silverstone adds millions every year to the local economy - Kimi Räikkönen testing for McLaren at Silverstone in April 2006
Brackley bypass on the A43
The Grand Union Canal at Braunston
An East Midlands Trains service approaching Wellingborough on the Midland Main Line
Sywell Aerodrome
BBC Radio Northampton's Broadcasting House
Statue inscribed ‘They tackled the job’ outside Franklin's Gardens

Covering an area of 2,364 square kilometres (913 sq mi), Northamptonshire is landlocked between eight other counties: Warwickshire to the west, Leicestershire and Rutland to the north, Cambridgeshire to the east, Bedfordshire to the south-east, Buckinghamshire to the south, Oxfordshire to the south-west and Lincolnshire to the north-east – England's shortest administrative county boundary at 20 yards (19 metres).

In the south-west of the county, the towns of Brackley, Towcester and surrounding villages are serviced by the Horton General Hospital in Banbury in neighbouring Oxfordshire for acute medical needs.

St Mary the Virgin parish church, rebuilt c. 1485

Chipping Norton

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St Mary the Virgin parish church, rebuilt c. 1485
Chipping Norton Almshouses, founded in 1640
Chipping Norton Town Hall, built in 1842
Chipping Norton railway station, opened in 1855, pictured here in the early 1900s
Bliss Mill, built in 1872
The former British Schools building at 28–30 New Street, subsequently Chipping Norton Recording Studios

Chipping Norton is a market town and civil parish in the Cotswold Hills in the West Oxfordshire district of Oxfordshire, England, about 12 mi south-west of Banbury and 18 mi north-west of Oxford.

All Saints' School, or Bloxham School, viewed from the High Street.

Bloxham

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All Saints' School, or Bloxham School, viewed from the High Street.
Bloxham Railway Station when it was open
Inside the parish church of Our Lady
Bloxham Village Museum

Bloxham is a village and civil parish in northern Oxfordshire several miles from the Cotswolds, about 3 mi southwest of Banbury.

Wroxton Abbey

Wroxton Abbey

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Wroxton Abbey
Wroxton Abbey, rear view

Wroxton Abbey is a Jacobean house in Oxfordshire, with a 1727 garden partly converted to the serpentine style between 1731 and 1751.

It is 2.5 mi west of Banbury, off the A422 road in Wroxton.