Guided history walk around New Hinksey, South Oxford

Last edited by Liz Woolley on 3 March 2023

Venue, Timing and Cost

Hinksey Park
Sunday, 26 March 2023
4:00pm - 5:45pm
£5 per person
Lyons' Tea sign, Mrs Darby's general store, Lake Street

New Hinksey was established in the late 1840s as result of the building of Oxford’s first railway line. It remained an ‘island’ suburb, half a mile out of Oxford and surrounded by open fields and water meadows, until development to the north linked it to the city thirty years later. It is a maze of narrow intersecting streets lined with two-up-two-down terraced cottages. Although now largely residential, there is still plenty of evidence of the many shops and pubs which once thrived here, and it contains a lake crossed by the enigmatically-named Devil’s Backbone, Oxford’s former waterworks pumping station, two handsome vicarages and a church, and a primary school still occupying its Victorian buildings. Come and find out more about the history of this unusual and perhaps little-known part of Oxford. Further information at

Places limited, so booking essential; please contact, 01865 242760.

Further Information

Contact Details:, 01865 242760

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