The Info List - Parks Road

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Parks Road
Parks Road
is a road in Oxford, England, with several Oxford University colleges along its route.[1][2] It runs north-south from the Banbury Road
Banbury Road
and Norham Gardens
Norham Gardens
at the northern end, where it continues into Bradmore Road, to the junction with Broad Street, Holywell Street
Holywell Street
and Catte Street
Catte Street
to the south. At the northern end, the road runs alongside the University Parks,[3] hence its name. Opposite the Parks is the former home of the Irish novelist Joyce Cary, who lived here at 12 Parks Road
Parks Road
with his family from 1920 until his death in 1957.[4] This is now recorded with a blue plaque. The road adjoins South Parks Road
South Parks Road
to the east about halfway along. Parks Road, South Parks Road
South Parks Road
and the Parks surround the main Science Area of the University of Oxford. The Clarendon Laboratory
Clarendon Laboratory
(physics), Department of Engineering Science (including the dominating 1960s Thom Building) and the Department of Materials are all on Parks Road
Parks Road
in the main science area. The Oxford
University Computing Laboratory is opposite the Parks on the corner with Keble Road. Both Keble College
Keble College
(south of Keble Road
Keble Road
and north of Museum Road) and Wadham College
Wadham College
have their main entrances on Parks Road, while St John's College and Trinity College each back onto it. The garden of Rhodes House
Rhodes House
has an entrance on Parks Road. The Oxford
University Museum of Natural History is on the east side of Parks Road
Parks Road
opposite Keble College. Just to the south on the corner with South Parks Road
South Parks Road
is the Radcliffe Science Library. The right hand half of the grass area in front of the museum has a large basement reading room for the library underneath it. At the southern end are the Weston Library, opened in 2015 after being transformed internally from the 20th-century New Bodleian Library building, on the corner with Broad Street to the west and the King's Arms public house on the corner with Holywell Street
Holywell Street
to the east. The road was formerly known as Park Street.[1] Gallery[edit]

The southern end of Parks Road, looking south with the New Bodleian Library on the right, and the Clarendon Building
Clarendon Building
and Indian Institute in the background.

Keble College
Keble College
Chapel from Parks Road, at the junction with Keble Road.

The front of the Oxford
University Museum of Natural History on Parks Road.

Wadham College
Wadham College
main entrance on Parks Road.

The King's Arms
King's Arms
at the southern end of Parks Road.


^ a b Hibbert, Christopher, ed. (1988). "Parks Road". The Encyclopaedia of Oxford. Macmillan. pp. 315–316. ISBN 0-333-39917-X.  ^ Sherwood, Jennifer; Pevsner, Nikolaus (1974). The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire. Penguin Books. pp. 206, 217, 225, 227, 271, 276, 280, 317, 331. ISBN 0-14-071045-0.  ^ Hinchcliffe, Tanis (1992). North Oxford. New Haven & London: Yale University Press. pp. 70, 203, 234–235. ISBN 0-14-071045-0.  ^ " Joyce Cary
Joyce Cary
(1888 – 1957)". Open Plaques. Retrieved 26 March 2011. 

External links[edit]

Virtual Tour of Oxford
including Parks Road

Coordinates: 51°45′32″N 1°15′25″W / 51.75896°N 1.25699°W /