South Oxford Community Centre

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Where to find more local history

There are some specific webpages, books and articles mentioned at the end of the articles on this website, and below are listed those that are most useful for finding out about the history of Grandpont, South Oxford, New Hinksey and Cold Harbour in general:


Carole Newbigging, The Changing Faces of South Oxford and South Hinksey, Books 1, 2 and 3 (Robert Boyd Publications, 1998-2003) include collections of old photographs and transcripts of peoples' memories of the area, as well as lots of other interesting historical information.

Malcolm Graham, On Foot in Oxford, no. 4: Folly Bridge and South Oxford (Oxford City Libraries Local History Collection, c. 1975). One of twelve leaflets with detailed walking tours of various parts of the city and outlying areas, the best way to get to know Oxford. Out of print but available to borrow from the Westgate Library. The walks are currently being revised and updated, and republished by the Oxford Preservation Trust.

Liz Woolley, Oxford's Working Past: Walking Tours of Victorian and Edwardian Industrial Buildings (Huxley Scientific Press, 2012) includes a walking tour of South Oxford.


Stephanie Jenkins' authoritative Oxford History website contains a wealth of useful information. It includes a comprehensive list of primary resources for researching the history of any local street.

Oxfordshire County Council's Heritage Search website gives access to the searcheable on-line catalogue of the Oxfordshire History Centre, as well as to many historic photographs of Oxfordshire.

Oxfordshire County Council's Picture Oxon website gives access to thousands of historic images of Oxfordshire and to oral history recordings.

The Berkshire Record Office also holds some material on South Oxford, because until 1889 this part of the city was in Berkshire.