Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Duke's Cut


A new pub with an old name. Until recently this was Rosie O'Gradys and now looks considerably smartened up, externally at least. I have been trying to work out what exactly is the Dukes Cut. It appears it is the stretch of water running from Kings Lock north of Oxford to the Oxford Canal. But I am unsure if it refers to the canal stretch just north of the old canal basin - anyone else know?

3 comments:

Lynne said...
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Lynne said...

The Duke's Cut is at Wolvercote junction - about 3 miles north of Oxford. It was built by Duke of Marlborough to link the Thames to the Oxford Canal.

Good to see the canal link though - since where Worcester St car park now is was once a busy canal basin.

Tim said...

Certainly 'cut' is used in the Black Country to refer to canal - http://www.sedgleymanor.com/dictionaries/dialect.html#c