Saturday, July 28, 2007

Carfax Tower - The Centre of my Oxford

I have just realised that I have not put a photo of Carfax, which is the centre of my blog as in the header it says that all my photos are within 5kms of Carfax.

Carfax is the ancient heart of Oxford its name is derived from Quadrifurcus, where the four road from the four city gates meet, Queen Street, High Street, St Aldate, and Cornmarket.

In 1818 St Martin's church was rebuilt complete with tower, the church, apart from it's tower, was demolished in 1896. The tower is all that remains today. On the east facade the church clock is adorned by two "quarter boys", who hit the bells at every "quarter" of the hour, you can see them in this photo.

Thanks to Geoff who sent in this photo which follows on from one I took earlier this week, it was taken this morning I am told.

1 comment:

Jules said...

Love the angle and the colour - it looks so imposing!!