This meadow set in the heart of Oxford provides a wonderful contrast to the hustle and bustle of the city. Bounded on two ... More
Christ Church Meadow
This meadow set in the heart of Oxford provides a wonderful contrast to the hustle and bustle of the city. Bounded on two sides by the rivers Cherwell and Isis, on the third by Christ Church , Merton College and part of the old city wall, and on the fourth by Poplar Walk, it is quite common to see cattle grazing here. Christ Church College now regards ownership of the meadow as a trust and fights hard to defend it against proposed encroachments.
Founded in 1512 by Bishop Foxe of Winchester, this is one of the smallest Oxford colleges. Foxe was blind, so
after the college had been built he was guided round the front quadrangle three times in order to trick ...
Christ Church is the most famous Oxford college, probably the grandest, and certainly the most photographed. Founded as Cardinal College
in 1525 by Cardinal Wolsey, the college became Christ Church in 1545. The college chapel, which is also the ...