History of Headington


There are over 700 pages of history on this site. You can follow the pointer on the right to tour them all,
or pick a section below and just view those pages

Timeline & brief outline historyThe key dates and facts
Listed Buildings Headington boasts over fifty listed buildings and structures
Other Headington BuildingsInteresting non-listed buildings in Headington
Old postcardsA selection of the many old postcards of Headington
Inns, pubs, and beerhouses Brief history of 23 Headington pubs (11 of which still survive)
Shops History of a selection of Headington shops, present and past
Schools From the Free School of 1805 to the present day
Famous people of Headington From Ethelred the Unready to Robert Maxwell
Descriptions What some published works have to say about Headington
Press cuttings Nineteenth-century news items about Headington
Reminiscences Memories of Headington from the 1920s to the 1960s
The Quarries of Headington Including Rock Edge and Magdalen Quarry NEW SECTION
Streets Including Windmill Road, Pullen's Lane, Headington Road, and more to come NEW SECTION
Miscellaneous Street names, hospitals, Headington Enclosure Award, and much more
Marston History Listed buildings, famous people, and more
World War I Big section with biographies of Headington & Marston’s war dead; plus some on World War II
Headington Inscriptions On the separate Oxford History website
Manor of Heddington Not to be confused with the separate Manor of Headington...

Physical history resources that have moved away from Headington

The Archaeology of East Oxford Project no longer has funding.
Reports of its work in Headington and Marston

City of Oxford History
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