The Cherwell New Cut 1884

The construction of the Cherwell New Cut, the northern boundary of Aston’s Eyot – the houses  in the distance are on the east side of Iffley Road and the field in between is now occupied by the University sports  complex on Iffley Road

The New Cut was constructed to ease the flow of the Cherwell at the point where it meets the Thames – see the 1876 map on the maps tab to see how it looked before the cut was constructed.

The Cherwell New Cut 1884