Jericho landmarks

Jericho has many distinctive features - old and new. Here is a selection.

Jericho Health Centre
New Radcliffe House
<p>A functional building that offers ample space for two health practices</p>
Mar 14 2016
Blavatnik School of Government
Oxford's most striking new building
<p>Benefactor Leonard Blavatnik wanted a 'bold' design</p>
Feb 02 2016

Jericho Wharf
A remarkable community initiative
Artist's impression of the proposed development. To the left is the boatyard, above which is the hall of the community centre.
Jun 17 2015
Worcester College
Founded in 1714 on the site of a former monastery.
<p>The entrance to the old monastery, the Carmelite gate in Walton Street</p>
Jun 01 2015

Oxford University Press
Jericho's largest and most distinguished employer
<p>Oxford University Press frontage on Walton Street</p>
May 29 2015
St Sepulchre’s cemetery
A quiet sanctuary
<p>St Sepulchre's,cemetary</p>
Jan 16 2013

Oxford Synagogue
A dramatic renovation
<p>Orthodox Synagogue, before the 2004 renovation</p>
Jan 16 2013
St Barnabas Church
Jericho's most distinctive landmark
<p>St Barnabas Church</p>
Jan 16 2013

St Paul’s Church (Freud’s)
A distinctive building on Walton Street, now a cafe and arts venue
<p>St. Paul's Church, now Freud's cafe</p>
Dec 26 2012
Jericho Tavern
Jericho's first landmark
<p>Jericho Tavern, Walton Street</p>
Dec 26 2012

St Barnabas School
One of the city's most successful schools
<p>St. Barnabas School, Hart Street</p>
Dec 26 2012
Baptist Chapel
The only non-conformist chapel in Jericho which is still in use.
<p>Baptist Chapel, Albert Street</p>
Dec 26 2012

Oxford canal
The canal is one of Jericho's most attractive amenities.
<p>Jericho is almost at the end of the Oxford Canal</p>
Dec 25 2012

Did you know?

Why Jericho still has such a mix of houses?

Jericho's intriguing mix of housing today owes a lot, to the Residents' Association in the 1960s and 1970s which together with the then Vicar and some local councillors resisted plans to bulldoze the whole area and turn it over to offices and light industrial use.

Margaret Thatcher used to live here?

In her Oxford days, she lived at 12 Richmond Road. It is alleged she shared the house with two red-hot communists who lived on a diet of sausages. This may account for her later views on socialists and known dislike of sausages.


Next meeting
Thu 18 Jul - 6:00pm
At: Somerville College