Oxford Floods, 1073AD onwards

The evidence for floods, causes, neglect, history and the Oxford Flood plainNorman cut

OldThamesIsis

Anatated reference photo

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Lost Rivers Oxford

Anotated 1st edition map 33

A0 size poster available of the above modified 1st Edition map. Original copyright is http://www.british-history.ac.uk/os-1-to-10560/oxfordshire/033

“Sheet 033 Map of Oxfordshire. Originally published by Ordnance Survey, Southampton, 1882-1887. This free content was digitised by scanning and sponsored by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. All rights reserved”

 

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boundary

1750

GROWTH OF THE URBAN AREA

 

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Oxford river and stream

Modern Botley Road

Botley Road Bridges)Water flows

LockDrops

Isis-Thames junction

Wytham Embankment

The HeadOfTheIsis

old oxford 900

 

Binsey Flood Relief (2016)

Binsey Flood Relief

Before work to start some Flood Relief for BinseyThe Culvert (neglected)

The outflowThe Pond

Car Park 24-01=2016

After 24 hours

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And now, 48 hours later the car park is dry! Of course that could be to just general water levels falling so after there has been some serious rain it will be interesting to see if it comes back or stays dry.

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Oxford Floods, 1073AD onwards

  1. Yup. Just getting it all ready for presentations on Wed and Thurs.

    More material is available but I think this post is long enough already 🙂

    One man and his spade/fork starting Binsey Flood Defences (Mk 0.0.1)

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