A Close Shave – the Eastwyke Farm Road

One of the proposed routes for a relief road from East Oxford to the west of the city – the ‘Eastwyke Farm Road’ – would have cut across the north of Aston’s Eyot (option 3) – only marginally less destructive than option 1 through the middle of Christchurch meadow!!

A less damaging route across the river was later chosen with the construction of Donnington Bridge in 1962 (which wasn’t even in the plans illustrated below).

Eastwyke Farm Road