to Oxford. OXFORD. 30. Route. 221
recommended to leave their boat at Day's Lock, as the Thame is not
very suitable for rowing. On Sinodun Hill, on the S. bank of the
Thames, opposite the influx of the Thame, are some interesting
British earthworks; and on the opposite bank is a Roman camp.
981/2 M. (r.) Clifton Hampden (Plough; Barley Mow), with a
picturesque church and vicarage, embosomed in trees. The surface
of the whole of this part of the Thames is broken by numerous little
'eyots' (pron. 'aits'), or islands.
104 M. (1.) Abingdon, see p. 215. The Thames here runs through
flat meadows. A little farther on, to the right, are the beautiful
woods of *Nuneh.am Courtenay, the seat of Col. Harcourt, a fa¬
vourite spot for picnics from Oxford, and (teste Hawthorne) 'as
perfect as anything earthly can be'.
On a small eminence in the park is a picturesque Conduit, which for¬
merly stood at Carfax in Oxford. The avenues on the river-bank, afford¬
ing views of Oxford, Radley, and Abingdon, were laid out by 'Capa¬
bility Brown'. Visitors are admitted to the park on Tues. and Thurs. after¬
noons, by tickets obtained on written application to the steward; but may
land at any time on a portion of the bank reserved for the purpose.
109 51. (r.) Sandford (King's Arms), with a Norman church.
llO1^ M. Iffley, with its interesting church and mill (p. 239).
112 M. Folly Bridge, Oxford, where the boating-trip ends.
Railway Stations. The stations of the London & North Western and
Great Western Railways lie near each other, on the W. side of the town.
— The principal hotels send omnibuses to meet the trains.
Hotels. 'Randolph Hotel, Beaumont St., near the Martyrs' Memo¬
rial ; Clarendon , Cornmarket St.; Mitre , High St., an old-fashioned
house. Charges at these: R. 2s. 6d.-3s., B. Is.6d.-2s.6d., D. 3-5s., A. Is.
6d. — Second class: King's Arms, at the corner of Park St. and Holywell
St.; Roebuck, Golden Cross, Georse, Cornmarket St.; Railway. — Lod¬
gings easily procurable, especially 'out of term'. The charges of hotels
and lodgings are raised in 'Commemoration' and 'Eights Week' (p. 225).
Restaurants. The Queen, Queen St.; Boffin, 107 High St., near St.
Mary's Church; Horn, 142 High St.; The Grill, at the corner of High and
Cornmarket St.; Boffin, at the N. end of St. Aldate's St. — Confec¬
tioners. Boffin, Horn, see above.
Photographs. Hills <fc Saunders, Cornmarket St., opposite the Claren¬
don Hotel; Taunt <£• Co., 9 Broad St.; Gillman, 107 St. Aldate's St.
Post Office (PL 34; B, C, 3), St. Aldate's S',., near Carfax.
Tramways. One line runs from the Railway Station to Carfax (Id.),
and thence over Magdalen Bridge (Id. from Carfax) to the cricket-grounds
at Cowley (3d.). — A second line runs from Carfax to the Corn Market,
where it branches into two, one branch leading to a point near Medley
Lock (where the 'Upper River' begins; fare 2d.), the other to Summertown.
— A third line, opened in 1887, runs from Carfax, past Christ Church
and over Folly Bridge, to New Hinksey (fare Id.).
Cab for a distance not exceeding l'/4 M., for 1 pers. Is, each addit.
pers. 6d.; for each addit. '/«, M. 6d. for each pers.; from the stations to
the town, 2 pers., Is. 6d.; per hour for 1-2 pers. 2s. 6d., each addit. pers.
6d. Fare and a half between midnight and 6 a.m. Luggage up to
Principal Attractions. Christ Church (p. 225); Merton College (p. 228) ;
Christ Church Meadow (p. 228); Broad Walk (p. 228); St. Mary's Church
(p. 228); Radcliffe Library (p. 229) <ind view from the top; Bodleian