- Banbury Road
Route information Length: 3.7 mi (6.0 km) Major junctions South end: Oxford A4144 road
North end: Near Kidlington Road network
Banbury Road is a major arterial road in Oxford, England, running from St Giles' at the south end, north towards Banbury through the leafy suburb of North Oxford and Summertown, with its local shopping centre. Parallel and to the west is the Woodstock Road, which it meets at the junction with St Giles'. To the north, Banbury Road meets the Oxford Ring Road at a roundabout. The road is designated the A4165 (which continues for a short distance as Oxford Road to Kidlington).
The Mathematical Institute of Oxford University is at the lower end of the road on the east side. Opposite Keble Road is St Giles' Church, built in 1120 and consecrated in 1200. Further north are the Denys Wilkinson Building (astrophysics) and the prominent 1960s Thom Building of the Engineering Science department.
St Anne's College backs onto Banbury Road and St Hugh's College flanks the road further up. Both are former women's colleges of the University. Kellogg College and Wycliffe Hall, which are also part of the university are situated on Banbury Road, near to the junction with Bevington Road. The Independent Sixth Form of d'Overbroeck's College is in the Swan Building at 111 Banbury Road.
BBC Oxford is also based on the Banbury Road and is home to the local televised news output and BBC Radio Oxford. In early 1970 the BBC Oxford studios were actually located further down at 242-254 Banbury Road (now a Marks & Spencer supermarket), but were later moved to 269 in 1989 as local media services within BBC Oxford expanded.
Adjoining roads in North Oxford
- Bardwell Road
- Beech Croft Road
- Belbroughton Road
- Bevington Road
- Canterbury Road
- Five Mile Drive
- Keble Road
- Lathbury Road
- Linton Road
- Marston Ferry Road
- Moreton Road
- Norham Gardens
- Norham Road
- North Parade
- Park Town
- Parks Road
- Rawlinson Road
- South Parade
- Staverton Road
- St Giles'
- St Margaret's Road
- Victoria Road
- Woodstock Road
The southern end of Banbury Road (right) and Woodstock Road (left) from the north end of St Giles'.
Kellogg College at 62 Banbury Road.
Offices on Banbury Road in Summertown.
- Hinchcliffe, Tanis, North Oxford. New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 1992. ISBN 0-300-05184-0.
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