Port Meadow

 
Port Meadow is a place on the waterways on the River Thames (above Oxford) between Sheepwash Channel Junction (Junction of the River Thames with the branch to the Oxford Canal ) (1 mile and 3¼ furlongs to the southeast) and Duke's Cut Junction (Junction of the River Thames with Duke's Cut (access to the Oxford Canal)) (2 miles and 2 locks to the northwest).
 
 
The nearest place in the direction of Sheepwash Channel Junction is Bossoms Boat Yard; 4¾ furlongs away.
 
The nearest place in the direction of Duke's Cut Junction is Godstow Lock Weir Exit No 2 (Channel leading to the Weirs and possibly the Trout Inn (Wolvercote Mill Stream)); 5¾ furlongs away.

Mooring here is impossible (don't try it!) .

 

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Nearest water point

Isis Sanitary Station — 1 mile, 4½ furlongs and 1 lock away
Travel to Sheepwash Channel Junction, then on the River Thames (Sheepwash Channel) to Isis Lock Junction, then on the Oxford Canal (Southern Section - Main Line) to Isis Sanitary Station
Wolvercote Junction Water Point — 2 miles, 7 furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to Duke's Cut Junction, then on the Oxford Canal (Duke's Cut) to Wolvercote Junction, then on the Oxford Canal (Southern Section - Main Line) to Wolvercote Junction Water Point
St Edwards Lift Bridge No 238 — 3 miles and 1 lock away
Travel to Sheepwash Channel Junction, then on the River Thames (Sheepwash Channel) to Isis Lock Junction, then on the Oxford Canal (Southern Section - Main Line) to St Edwards Lift Bridge No 238
Wolvercote Sanitary Station — 3 miles, 1¾ furlongs and 3 locks away
Travel to Duke's Cut Junction, then on the Oxford Canal (Duke's Cut) to Wolvercote Junction, then on the Oxford Canal (Southern Section - Main Line) to Wolvercote Sanitary Station
Eynsham Lock — 4 miles, 5¾ furlongs and 2 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Thames - Thames and Severn Canal - Coln Junction
Langford Lane Bridge No 224 — 5 miles, 6¾ furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Duke's Cut Junction, then on the Oxford Canal (Duke's Cut) to Wolvercote Junction, then on the Oxford Canal (Southern Section - Main Line) to Langford Lane Bridge No 224
Thrupp Cruising Club — 6 miles, 4½ furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Duke's Cut Junction, then on the Oxford Canal (Duke's Cut) to Wolvercote Junction, then on the Oxford Canal (Southern Section - Main Line) to Thrupp Cruising Club
Abingdon Lock — 9 miles, 6¾ furlongs and 3 locks away
Travel to Osney Bridge, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Abingdon Lock
Heyford Wharf Bridge No 206 — 14 miles, ¾ furlongs and 11 locks away
Travel to Duke's Cut Junction, then on the Oxford Canal (Duke's Cut) to Wolvercote Junction, then on the Oxford Canal (Southern Section - Main Line) to Heyford Wharf Bridge No 206
Shifford Lock — 14 miles, 6½ furlongs and 5 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Thames - Thames and Severn Canal - Coln Junction

Nearest rubbish disposal

Wolvercote Sanitary Station — 3 miles, 1¾ furlongs and 3 locks away
Travel to Duke's Cut Junction, then on the Oxford Canal (Duke's Cut) to Wolvercote Junction, then on the Oxford Canal (Southern Section - Main Line) to Wolvercote Sanitary Station
Iffley Lock — 3 miles, 7½ furlongs and 1 lock away
Travel to Osney Bridge, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Iffley Lock
Eynsham Lock — 4 miles, 5¾ furlongs and 2 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Thames - Thames and Severn Canal - Coln Junction
Thrupp Cruising Club — 6 miles, 4½ furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Duke's Cut Junction, then on the Oxford Canal (Duke's Cut) to Wolvercote Junction, then on the Oxford Canal (Southern Section - Main Line) to Thrupp Cruising Club
Abingdon Lock — 9 miles, 6¾ furlongs and 3 locks away
Travel to Osney Bridge, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Abingdon Lock
Day's Lock — 18 miles, 1 furlong and 6 locks away
Travel to Osney Bridge, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Day's Lock

Nearest chemical toilet disposal

Isis Sanitary Station — 1 mile, 4½ furlongs and 1 lock away
Travel to Sheepwash Channel Junction, then on the River Thames (Sheepwash Channel) to Isis Lock Junction, then on the Oxford Canal (Southern Section - Main Line) to Isis Sanitary Station
Wolvercote Sanitary Station — 3 miles, 1¾ furlongs and 3 locks away
Travel to Duke's Cut Junction, then on the Oxford Canal (Duke's Cut) to Wolvercote Junction, then on the Oxford Canal (Southern Section - Main Line) to Wolvercote Sanitary Station
Eynsham Lock — 4 miles, 5¾ furlongs and 2 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Thames - Thames and Severn Canal - Coln Junction
Thrupp Cruising Club — 6 miles, 4½ furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Duke's Cut Junction, then on the Oxford Canal (Duke's Cut) to Wolvercote Junction, then on the Oxford Canal (Southern Section - Main Line) to Thrupp Cruising Club
Abingdon Lock — 9 miles, 6¾ furlongs and 3 locks away
Travel to Osney Bridge, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Abingdon Lock
Day's Lock — 18 miles, 1 furlong and 6 locks away
Travel to Osney Bridge, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Day's Lock
Rushey Lock — 19 miles, ½ furlongs and 6 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Thames - Thames and Severn Canal - Coln Junction

Nearest place to turn

Bossoms Boat Yard — 4¾ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Osney Bridge
Sheepwash Channel Junction — 1 mile, 3¼ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Osney Bridge
Castle Mill Stream Junction — 1 mile, 4 furlongs away
Travel to Sheepwash Channel Junction, then on the River Thames (Sheepwash Channel) to Castle Mill Stream Junction
Hythe Bridge Arm Winding Hole — 1 mile, 4½ furlongs and 1 lock away
Travel to Sheepwash Channel Junction, then on the River Thames (Sheepwash Channel) to Isis Lock Junction, then on the Oxford Canal (Southern Section - Main Line) to Hythe Bridge Arm Winding Hole
End of Hythe Bridge Arm — 1 mile, 5 furlongs and 1 lock away
Travel to Sheepwash Channel Junction, then on the River Thames (Sheepwash Channel) to Isis Lock Junction, then on the Oxford Canal (Southern Section - Main Line) to End of Hythe Bridge Arm
Osney Lock Weir Exit — 1 mile, 6¼ furlongs and 1 lock away
Travel to Osney Bridge, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Osney Lock Weir Exit
Duke's Cut Junction — 2 miles and 2 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Thames - Thames and Severn Canal - Coln Junction
Bypass Reservoir Junction — 2 miles, 4½ furlongs and 2 locks away
Travel to Duke's Cut Junction, then on the Oxford Canal (Duke's Cut) to Bypass Reservoir Junction
Wolvercote Junction — 2 miles, 6¼ furlongs and 3 locks away
Travel to Duke's Cut Junction, then on the Oxford Canal (Duke's Cut) to Wolvercote Junction
Thames - Cherwell Junction — 3 miles and 1 lock away
Travel to Osney Bridge, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Thames - Cherwell Junction
Iffley Lock Weir Entrance No 1 — 3 miles, 7¼ furlongs and 1 lock away
Travel to Osney Bridge, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Iffley Lock Weir Entrance No 1
Iffley Lock Weir Exit No 1 — 4 miles, ¼ furlongs and 2 locks away
Travel to Osney Bridge, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Iffley Lock Weir Exit No 1
Thames - Wharf Stream Junction — 4 miles, 3¾ furlongs and 2 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Thames - Thames and Severn Canal - Coln Junction
Sandford Lock (Thames) Weir Exit — 5 miles, 5¼ furlongs and 3 locks away
Travel to Osney Bridge, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Sandford Lock (Thames) Weir Exit
Pinkhill Lock Weir Exit — 5 miles, 7 furlongs and 3 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Thames - Thames and Severn Canal - Coln Junction
Thrupp Wide — 6 miles, 4½ furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Duke's Cut Junction, then on the Oxford Canal (Duke's Cut) to Wolvercote Junction, then on the Oxford Canal (Southern Section - Main Line) to Thrupp Wide
Shipton Weir Junction — 7 miles, 5 furlongs and 7 locks away
Travel to Duke's Cut Junction, then on the Oxford Canal (Duke's Cut) to Wolvercote Junction, then on the Oxford Canal (Southern Section - Main Line) to Shipton Weir Junction
Enslow Winding Hole — 9 miles, 1 furlong and 8 locks away
Travel to Duke's Cut Junction, then on the Oxford Canal (Duke's Cut) to Wolvercote Junction, then on the Oxford Canal (Southern Section - Main Line) to Enslow Winding Hole
Abingdon Lock Weir Exit No 1 — 9 miles, 7½ furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to Osney Bridge, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Abingdon Lock Weir Exit No 1
Abingdon Bridge — 10 miles, 2½ furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to Osney Bridge, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Abingdon Bridge

Nearest self-operated pump-out

Eynsham Lock — 4 miles, 5¾ furlongs and 2 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Thames - Thames and Severn Canal - Coln Junction
Thrupp Cruising Club — 6 miles, 4½ furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Duke's Cut Junction, then on the Oxford Canal (Duke's Cut) to Wolvercote Junction, then on the Oxford Canal (Southern Section - Main Line) to Thrupp Cruising Club
Abingdon Lock — 9 miles, 6¾ furlongs and 3 locks away
Travel to Osney Bridge, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Abingdon Lock
Rushey Lock — 19 miles, ½ furlongs and 6 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Thames - Thames and Severn Canal - Coln Junction

Nearest boatyard pump-out

Enslow Wharf — 9 miles and 8 locks away
Travel to Duke's Cut Junction, then on the Oxford Canal (Duke's Cut) to Wolvercote Junction, then on the Oxford Canal (Southern Section - Main Line) to Enslow Wharf
 

Wikipedia has a page about Port Meadow

Port Meadow is a large meadow of open common land beside the River Thames to the north and west of Oxford, England.

The meadow is an ancient area of grazing land, still used for horses and cattle, and according to legend has never been ploughed, at least for around 4,000 years. It is said that in return for helping to defend the kingdom against the marauding Danes, the Freemen of Oxford were given the 300 acres (120 ha) of pasture next to the River Thames by Alfred the Great who, legend has it, founded the city in the 10th century (although Alfred actually died in the 9th century). The Freemen's collective right to graze their animals free of charge is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 and has been exercised ever since.

The meadow runs from Jericho to Wolvercote (where north of the Shiplake Ditch it becomes Wolvercote Common) along the east (left) bank of the River Thames, with the Cotswold Line railway, the Oxford Canal and the suburb of North Oxford further to the east, and the village of Binsey to the west. Access to Port Meadow is via Walton Well Road or Aristotle Lane in the south (or from the south via Roger Dudman Way or the Thames Path) or from Godstow Road, Wolvercote via Wolvercote Common in the north. It is a typical English flood-meadow and is a favourite area for walking, with easy access from the city of Oxford. It is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest. At the southern end of the meadow is Fiddler's Island in the River Thames. In the winter the meadow sometimes floods; if frozen it forms a huge and relatively safe area for skating. In late spring vast areas are carpeted with buttercups. Horses, cattle and geese graze the meadow and many birds can often be seen. At the eastern edge of Port Meadow, just north of the entrance from Aristotle Lane, is Burgess Field, a reclaimed landfill site and home to a nature reserve. It covers an area of about 85 acres (34 hectares) and a circular path around the edge of the reserve takes you through some small copses.

The River Thames (known as the Isis in this area) flows past this large grazing meadow. This is where the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) and the Reverend Robinson Duckworth rowed up the river on 4 July 1862 with three young girls — Lorina, Alice, and Edith Liddell. While journeying slowly from Folly Bridge to near Godstow, Dodgson began at their request to make up a story that later was expanded into Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

Because the meadow appears never to have been ploughed, it contains well-preserved archaeological remains, some of which survive as residual earthworks. Of particular note are several Bronze Age round barrows, an area of Iron Age settlement, and the foundations of 17th-century fortifications from the Parliamentary siege of Oxford during the English Civil War.

In the 17th and 18th centuries the meadow was used for horse racing, and low stone bridges laid over washes and ditches for this purpose still survive.

During the First World War part of Port Meadow was used to train the Royal Flying Corps and turned into a military aerodrome. Fifteen air crew and pilots were killed flying from Port Meadow or close by. In 1940, during the Second World War, a camp was set up on the meadow for military personnel evacuated from Dunkirk.

In the 1980s and 1990s, the meadow was known as a location for free festivals and raves.

Just across the Thames is Bossom's boatyard, with a small marina and Medley Footbridge across the Thames. The Medley Sailing Club, the furthest upstream sailing club on the River Thames, is on the western bank. To the south is the start of the Castle Mill Stream and Cripley Meadow, largely consisting of allotments.

Other Wikipedia pages that might relate to Port Meadow
[Port Meadow, Oxford] [Castle Mill] [Port Meadow Halt railway station] [Cripley Meadow] [Wolvercote Common] [Flood-meadow] [Wolvercote] [University of Oxford] [Hereward de Havilland] [Aristotle Lane]
Information retrieved Monday 14 January 2019 at 9:19
Website
  • Silk Cocoon
    44 Merrivale Square, Oxford, OX2 6QX — 1173 yards to the east.
Park
Pub
  • The Perch (British Restaurant)
    Binsey Lane, Oxford, OX2 0NG — 491 yards to the south.
  • The Anchor (Gastropub, British Restaurant)
    2 Hayfield Road, Oxford, OX2 6TT — 1477 yards to the east.
Gastropub
  • The Trout, Oxford (Pub, Beer Garden)
    195 Godstow Rd, Oxford, OX2 8PN — 1467 yards to the northwest.
Information retrieved Saturday 5 January 2019 at 11:33