Sunday, 6 June 2010

Origins of Oxford Street Names - Over to You

Following the recent bank holiday show when Anne Spokes Symonds came in to talk about the origins of Oxford's street names, we publish here the list of 28 names whose origins still elude the team. Can you help?

It has to be said at this point that Anne and her collaborator, Nigel Morgan, have discovered the background to 1,500 names, so 28 remaining is really rather impressive. If you can help them close the gap please email any info at all to or write to the team at BBC Oxford, 269 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7DW.

Beechey Avenue Marston
Belvedere Road East Oxford
Binswood Avenue Headington
Cumberland Road East Oxford
The Dale Barton
Everard Close Headington
Faber Close Littlemore
Glanville Road Cowley
Harbord Road Cutteslowe
Haslemere Gardens North Summertown
Hayward Road North Summertown
Hillsborough Close Rose Hill
Larkins Lane Old Headington
Lewell Avenue Marston
Lyndworth Close & Mews Headington
Overbrook Gardens Greater Leys
Purland Close Temple Cowley
Ringwood Road Risinghurst
Roberts Close Sandhills
Sefton Road Headington
Shorte Close Horspath Driftway
Staverton Road North Oxford
Stephen Road Headington
Stewart Street New Hinksey
William Street Marston
Wingate Close Blackbird Leys
Wychwood Lane Risinghurst
York Close

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