Jericho Heritage

Jericho is Oxford's oldest suburb. This is a selection of articles about its history

The Oxford Canal

A brief history of Jericho’s waterway

The canal today is used for residential boats as well as leisure boats
Nov 08 2012
Thomas Hardy in Jericho

Clement Shaw on Jericho’s role in Jude the Obscure

Thomas Hardy
Apr 21 2013
The Bohemian Republic of Jericho

Philip Pullman on a place made to human measure.

Lyra aboard a canal boat
Apr 21 2013
The Pre-Raphaelites

Jericho has striking connections with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

The First Anniversary of the Death of Beatrice by Dante Gabriel Rosetti
Apr 21 2013
Wharf history

The Jericho wharf site dates back to the early eighteenth century.

Until the 1960s the only way to cross the canal in Jericho was via the ferry
Oct 12 2012
Artistic links

Jericho has links with many artists and writers

Betjeman campaign poster
Oct 12 2012