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Charlbury Road

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Charlbury Road is a road in North Oxford, England, running to the east of and parallel with the Banbury Road

At the southern end of the road there is a junction with Bardwell Road, close to the Dragon School 1, 3, 5 and 7 Charlbury Road is one of the Dragon School boarding houses Linton Road crosses Charlbury Road about halfway up Garford Road leads east off the road At the northern end is a junction with Belbroughton Road to the west The main entrance to the Oxford High School, an academically selective private school for girls, is located here Charlbury Road takes a sharp right turn at this point and continues east to a new estate of houses To the west running parallel with Charlbury Road is Northmoor Road

Notable residents

Two of the most famous former residents are the Oxford academic and author Iris Murdoch and her husband and fellow academic John Bayley The couple moved from Hamilton Road, north of Summertown, to Charlbury Road in 1989 She wrote her later novels here The area is featured in the 2001 film Iris, based on the book by John Bayley after Iris Murdoch's death from Alzheimer's Disease The road is favoured by senior academics

The diplomat Sir Owen St Clair O'Malley KCMG 1887–1974 also lived in Charlbury Road

See also

  • Charlbury, a village in west Oxfordshire

References

  1. ^ Hinchcliffe, Tanis 1992 North Oxford New Haven & London: Yale University Press pp 131, 187, 222–223 ISBN 0-14-071045-0 
  2. ^ How to find us Archived 10 October 2009 at the Wayback Machine, Oxford High School
  3. ^ Iris Murdoch — a short biography
  4. ^ Bayley, John 2002 "Iris and Friends" Iris: A Memoir of Iris Murdoch Duckworth pp 192–193 Plate 8 ISBN 0-7156-3159-4 
  5. ^ "Charlbury Road" Kelly's Directory of Oxford 68th ed Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey: Kelly's Directories 1976 p 300 

Coordinates: 51°46′16″N 1°15′31″W / 517710°N 12585°W / 517710; -12585


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