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9a. General Scenes near the centre of Oxford Town

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Beaumont Street, the Ashmolean Museum on the left, Balliol College in the centre and on the right the Martyrs' Memorial where St Giles meets Magdalen Street.

 

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St Georges Tower, once part of the chapel of Oxford Castle.

 

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The mound of the original Norman motte castle on New Road.

 

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At Carfax Tower is the junction of four main roads aligned on the four points of the compass. north - Cornmarket Street, east - High Street, south - St Aldates, west - Queen Street. Most of the Oxford Colleges, particularly the older foundations, are on the west side of the north-south divide of St Giles - Magdalen Street - Cornmarket Street - St Aldates.

 

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The clock on the Carfax Tower.

 

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The High Street from the top of the Carfax Tower. In the centre distance, the Radcliffe Camera and just right of centre the tower of All Saints Church, now Lincoln College library.

 

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View of Christ Church College and Cathedral from the top of the Carfax Tower.

 

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The covered market of Oxford.

 

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The tower of St Michael of the North Gate with Saxon windows on Cornmarket Street.

 

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The Saxon windows - a nice architectural remnant from the early pre-Norman-Medieval church that followed.

 

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In Cornmarket Street, on the corner with Ship Street, you can find one of the few timber-framed buildings left in the centre of Oxford - a fine piece of surviving medieval-tudor? architecture.

 

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The famous Blackwell's bookshop in Broad Street, a huge warren of rooms full of books on every conceivable non-fiction subject and fiction galore!

 

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The excellent Oxford YHA Youth Hostel near Oxford Railway Station.

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