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Jericho Wharf

Artist's impression of the proposed development. To the left is the boatyard, above which is the hall of the community centre.
Artist's impression of the proposed development. To the left is the boatyard, above which is the hall of the community centre.

Posted - June 17, 2015

A remarkable community initiative

The long-derelict canalside site is the location for a community development project that will include a boatyard, a new community centre and a vibrant public square in front St Barnabas Church.

The project is being managed by the Jericho Wharf Trust, which is composed of four local organizations:

  • Jericho Community Association
  • Jericho Community Boatyard
  • Jericho Living Heritage Trust
  • St Barnabas Church

For the latest information on this project please visit the
Jericho Wharf website

Did you know?

Cranham Street used to be a blot on the city

Before Grantham House was built, the site became notoriously derelict, making Cranham Street according to the local press a ‘blot on the city’ – wrecked by local children, and a refuge for rats and for ‘layabouts sleeping off the drink’ who were repeatedly evicted by the police.

The origins of Walton?

Walton is derived from “wall town” which was used centuries ago to indicate a location outside the Oxford city walls. The ancient manor of Walton was certainly in existence before the Norman conquest in 1066.