Caption
Geography: England: Oxfordshire: Oxford: "Floods 1894"
Location
England, Oxfordshire, Oxford
Credits
unknown
Resource ID
51931

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carpet boarshill,

1 years ago

Oxford, St Thomas' Street looking west. Brewery gate at the near left side. Much changed - would merit rephotographing. What was the date of this appalling flood? It is (almost) impossible to imagine the river rising so high nowadays.

carpet HEIRteam,

1 years ago

This flood occurred in 1894.

carpet HEIRteam,

10 months ago

Per Sue Bird of the Radcliffe Science Library: "A version of this image is available on p. 76 of 'The changing faces of St Ebbe's and St Thomas : book one' by Carole Newbigging; Robert Boyd Publications, 1997, ISBN: 1899536175"

carpet boarshill,

10 months ago

Many thanks to Sue Bird and the Heirteam for mentioning Carole Newbigging's book. (This "Changing Faces of ... [areas of Oxford/shire]" series is an excellent photographic resource and can be borrowed from Oxfordshire County Libraries.) Carole's book identifies the flooded street running off left (south) as the Hamel. This entrance to the Hamel is now closed off by new buildings, leaving only a pedestrian walkway at this point. Much more detail and old photos in Carole's book.

carpet HEIRteam,

10 months ago

We're always happy to share good information provided by our taggers and HEIR Project associates. Thank you.

carpet boarshill,

10 months ago

Oxford's Gas Street may have disappeared without trace -- but it can still be found in 'The Changing Faces of St Ebbe's and St Thomas : Book One' by Carole Newbigging (mentioned by Sue Bird and the Heir team in their comments to HEIR 51931 - Oxford, St Thomas' Street). Gas Street is shown on the map on page 8, and can be located on the aerial photograph taken in the 1930s on pages 28-29.

carpet HEIRteam,

10 months ago

Thank you for this additional information.

carpet HEIRteam,

10 months ago

We have added the comments about Gas Street, Oxford, to the image notes of picture 51935, which shows Gas Street, in the HEIR database.

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