Guided history walk around New Hinksey, South Oxford

Submitted by Liz Woolley on September 9, 2023 - 21:16

Venue, Timing and Cost

Hinksey Park, Oxford
Sunday, 24 September 2023
4:00pm - 5:45pm
£5 per person

New Hinksey was established in the late 1840s as a 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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