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Origin of street names


Stainer grave
Above: Frave of John Stainer
in Holywell Cemetery, Oxford



John Farmer is buried in St Sepulchre's
Cemetery, Oxford: see his grave here

Oxford musicians

Civil War
  • Arlington Drive: Henry Bennet, first Earl of Arlington (bap. 1618, d. 1685) entered the service of George, Lord Digby, secretary of state to Charles I, in 1643
  • Cavendish Drive: Charles Cavendish (1620–1643) was a royalist army officer
  • Cromwell Close: Oliver Cromwell (1599–1658), lord protector of England, Scotland, and Ireland. Came to meet Fairfax at the Manor House (now 15/17 Mill Lane), Marston
  • Fairfax Avenue: Thomas Fairfax, third Lord Fairfax of Cameron (1612–1671), a Parliamentarian who besieged Oxford and had his headquarters at Marston
  • Fane Road: Anne Spokes Symonds suggests that this could be named after John Fane, MP for Oxford (died 1924), or else a Captain Fane who served on the Bullingdon RDC when these roads were built. But it could also have been named after Mildmay Fane, second earl of Westmorland (1602–1666), a Royalist who turned Parliamentarian
  • Nicholas Avenue: Sir Edward Nicholas (1593–1669) was Secretary-of-State to Charles I

Local people
  • Boult’s Close: Named after the farm at the end of Boult’s Lane, farmed by the Haynes family
  • Broughton’s Close: The Broughton family farmed Court Place Farm
  • Cannon’s Field: The Cannon family farmed in Marston in the nineteenth century
  • Cumberlege Close: The Revd H.A. Cumberlege was Vicar of Marston 1899–1904
  • Dent’s Close: Doreen Dent married Oliver Haynes, second son of Charles Haynes
  • Gordon Close: The Revd Richard Gordon (1804–77) was Vicar of Marston from 1849 to 1872
  • Harlow Way: Professor Vincent Harlow lived at 14 Oxford Road
  • Haynes Road: The Haynes family owned Cross Farm
  • Horseman Close: Helen Horseman (died 1922) was the mother of Charles Haynes, who farmed Boults Farm
  • Lodge Close: Named after Olive Lodge, one of the first women to be made a Deaconess (at Marston on 1 November 1972)
  • Moody Road: Emma and Jane Moody were the two sisters who started up a nursery school that eventually evolved into Milham Ford School
  • Mortimer Drive: The Revd J. H. Mortimer was Vicar of Marston 1905–1951
  • Peacock Road: Probably named after Mark Beauchamp Peacock the elder and younger, local landowners
  • Prichard Road: Alderman Mrs Mabel Prichard was a governor of Milham Ford School
  • Raymund Road: Named after Raymund Haynes, who lived and farmed at Cross Farm, Old Marston for many years during the 19th and /20th centuries
  • Rimmer Close: The Revd Paul Rimmer was Vicar of Marston from 1959 to 1990
  • Rippington Drive: The Rippingtons were the biggest landowners in Marston in the nineteenth century

Topographical
  • Ashlong Road: Local medieval field called Ashlong Furlong
  • Clays Close: After local field spelt Great & Little Clay Close in 1840
  • Copse Lane: After a local small wood
  • Ferry Road: This road led to the Cherwell punt ferry from Marston to Holywell
  • Jessops Close: Named after a local field on Boults Farm
  • Marsh Lane: Marston was originally “Marsh Town”
  • Mill Lane: Named after Marston Mill, which no longer exists
  • Ponds Lane: Named after the ponds which used to surround the church, and the streams which ran along the sides of this lane

Unknown origin
  • Beechey Avenue
  • Ewin Close
  • Lewell Avenue
  • Lynn Close
  • Salford Road

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