Oxfordshire

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Oxfordshire
Location Map ( geo)
Oxfordshire flag.png
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Primary Destinations
Banbury • Oxford
Other Important Destinations
Bicester • Chipping Norton • Henley-on-Thames • Thame • Witney
Current Highway Authorities
Oxfordshire County Council
Borders
Berkshire • Buckinghamshire • Gloucestershire • Northamptonshire • Warwickshire
Highways England Roads
M40 • A34 • A43
This article is about the county.
For the Highway Authority, see Oxfordshire Council
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Oxfordshire is a traditional county in the South Midlands.

Geography & Economy

Banbury Cross

Oxfordshire's southern border wholly follows the River Thames, which gives the county an unusual shape. In the north the county runs into the Cotswolds and Edge Hill. A small strip of land north of the county town of Oxford contains the railway line, River Cherwell and Oxford Canal, with the A4260 running nearby. The county is still largely agricultural, with Oxford the largest settlement in the county by some length. The county town contains one of the oldest universities in the world and is also known for its motor industry; the former Morris plant at Cowley is now an industrial estate but BMW still have a presence nearby. Woodstock, further north, contains Blenheim Palace, the only palace in the country that is neither royal nor owned by the Church. In the south, Henley-on-Thames is known for rowing and hosts the annual Henley Royal Regatta.

Roads

The A4130 Fair Mile

Oxfordshire has a reasonable network of roads north of Oxford, although the long, thin shape of the county to the south means the area is better served by leaving the county. The Cotswolds in the north are not a barrier to travel. Highways England only maintain three roads in the county, all forming part of north-south routes. The A34/A43 crosses the M40 and the two routes multiplex for a few miles north of Bicester. The majority of non-trunk roads in the county are maintained by Oxfordshire County Council.

The county's Class I trunk route is often given as an example of a road that badly needs upgrading. The A34 is D2 with speed restrictions on the Oxford bypass and often queues for the M40 at Wendlebury Interchange. Meanwhile the A43 junction, Ardley Interchange, was notorious for requiring the two main flows to cross each other before being rebuilt in 2016.

Route From To Length
A32 Alton Gosport 29.1 miles View
A329 Wentworth Thame 49.9 miles View
A34 Winchester Salford 200 miles View
A3400 Monkspath Over Norton 34.7 miles View
A361 Ilfracombe Kilsby 213 miles View
A40 London Fishguard 263 miles View
A4009 Caversham Nettlebed 8.0 miles View
A4074 Caversham, Reading Iffley, Oxford 22.3 miles View
A4095 Bicester Faringdon 32.8 miles View
A41 London Birkenhead 204 miles View
A4114 Bladon Road Oxford Road 0.2 miles View
A4129 Princes Risborough Thame 7.3 miles View
A4130 Burchetts Green Rowstock 29.6 miles View
A4141 South Hinksey Eynsham 7.5 miles View
A4142 Headington Heyford Hill 4.0 miles View
A4144 Peartree Redbridge 4.9 miles View
A415 Witney Berinsfield 20.5 miles View
A4155 Southcote, Reading Bourne End 20.7 miles View
A4158 Oxford Iffley 2.0 miles View
A4165 Oxford Kidlington 3.7 miles View
A418 Wheatley Linslade 25.3 miles View
A420 Headington, Oxford Bristol 79.5 miles View
A421 Brackley Black Cat Roundabout, Roxton 44.4 miles View
A422 Spetchley, Worcester Bromham 84.5 miles View
A423 Heyford Hill, Oxford Ryton on Dunsmore 22.8 miles View
A424 Burford Bourton-on-the-Hill 15.8 miles View
A4260 Peartree, Oxford Banbury 20.6 miles View
A42 Reading Birmingham 90 miles View
A43 M40 J10, Cherwell Valley Stamford 66.0 miles View
A436 Air Balloon Chastleton 25.8 miles View
A44 Oxford Aberystwyth 155 miles View
A4421 Bicester (SE) Finmere 8.5 miles View
Akeman Street St Albans Cirencester View
B3345 Reading Lower Caversham 1.27 miles View
B4007 Harcourt Hill Harwell 11.7 miles View
B4008 Crowmarsh Gifford - Benson Benson 1.3 miles View
B4009 Newbury Tring(W) 46.5 miles View
B4011 near Blackthorn Thame 11.7 miles View
B4012 Postcombe Thame 4.6 miles View
B4013 Shillingford Thame 12.1 miles View
B4014 Oxford Stadhampton 7.1 miles View
B4015 Chislehampton Clifton Hampden 3.9 miles View
B4020 Burford Clanfield 7.8 miles View
B4021 Clanfield Witney 7.3 miles View
B4022 Witney By Pass Swerford 16.2 miles View
B4023 Tower Hill High Street 0.8 miles View
B4024 Witney Woodstock 7.4 miles View
B4025 Grove Road Oxford Road 0.2 miles View
B4026 Over Norton (N) Charlbury 7.8 miles View
B4027 Over Kiddington Wheatley 16.2 miles View
B4028 Woodstock Sturdy's Castle 2.1 miles View
B4029 Enslow Bicester 6.6 miles View
B4030 Bicester Enstone 12.6 miles View
B4031 Barley Mow Farm, Croughton Swerford Heath 12.2 miles View
B4035 Banbury Evesham 30.7 miles View
B4044 Eynsham Botley 4.2 miles View
B4047 Asthall Barrow Witney 3.7 miles View
B4100 Bicester Bishop's Tachbrook 32.5 miles View
B4150 Headington Hill Marston 1.8 miles View
B430 Weston-on-the-Green Ardley 6.6 miles View
B4425 Burford Stratton 14.1 miles View
B4437 Shipton-under-Wychwood(S) Wootton(W) 11.8 miles View
B4445 Thame Chinnor 4.8 miles View
B4449 Bampton Eynsham 12.2 miles View
B4450 Stow-on-the-Wold(E) Chipping Norton 8.9 miles View
B4477 Broughton Poggs Minster Lovell 7.9 miles View
B4495 Summertown New Hinksey 7.1 miles View
B4496 Parkend Street St Giles 0.5 miles View
B4526 Goring Lackmore Wood 4.4 miles View
B471 Pangbourne Woodcote 4.2 miles View
B478 Charvil Hatch 1.9 miles View
B479 Caversham Benson 13.6 miles View
B480 Lower Assendon Oxford 21.9 miles View
B481 Caversham Cookley Green 11.1 miles View
E05 Greenock Southampton 454 miles View
Hatfield - Reading Turnpike Hatfield Reading View
London Oxford Airport Motorway Didcot Dunstable View
The Longest Lane Hyde Park Corner, Westminster St George's Circus, Southwark 297.8 miles View
M40 Denham, Buckinghamshire Umberslade, Warwickshire 89 miles View
51 Oxford Colchester View
Northern and Western Motorway London (Uxbridge) Salford / Bootle View
Oxford Ring Road Oxford 15.6 miles View
T10 London Fishguard View
T114 N of Oxford S of Coventry View
T13 Winchester Preston View
T35 London Birmingham View
T42 West of Maidenhead Oxford View
T47 Oxford Market Deeping View 

Key

Motorway
Primary Route
Non Primary Route
Former Motorway
Defunct Route
E Road
Future Motorway
Future Primary
Future Non Primary
Historical Route
Tourist Route
Roman Road
Unbuilt Motorway
Unbuilt Primary
Unbuilt Non Primary
National Cycle Network
Cycle Route
Eurovelo Cycle Route



Oxfordshire
SectionsA41/Bicester - Solihull
ProjectsWallingford Bypass
JunctionsArdley Interchange • Asthall Barrow Roundabout • Banbury Cross • Baynards Green Roundabout • Berinsfield Roundabout • Cowley Junction • Crowmarsh Roundabout • Elm Bridge Roundabout • Eynsham Roundabout • Golden Balls Roundabout • Headington Roundabout • Hithercroft Roundabout • Islip Interchange • Kidlington Junction • Lewknor Interchange • Littlemore Roundabout • Mongewell Roundabout • Shillingford Roundabout • Slade End Roundabout • Stokenchurch Interchange • The Plain Roundabout • Three Pigeons • Wendlebury Interchange • Weston-on-the-Green Junction • Wheatley Interchange • Winterbrook Roundabouts
RoadsA32 • A329 • A34 • A3400 • A361 • A40 • A4009 • A4074 • A4095 • A41 • A4114 (Woodstock) • A4129 • A4130 • A4141 (Oxford) • A4142 • A4144 • A415 • A4155 • A4158 • A4165 • A418 • A420 • A421 • A422 • A423 • A424 • A4260 • A42 (Reading - Birmingham) • A43 • A436 • A44 • A4421 • Akeman Street • B3345 • B4007 (Harcourt Hill - Harwell) • B4008 (Crowmarsh Gifford - Benson) • B4009 • B4011 • B4012 • B4013 • B4014 (Oxfordshire) • B4015 • B4020 • B4021 (Oxfordshire) • B4022 • B4023 (Witney) • B4024 (Oxfordshire) • B4025 (Woodstock) • B4026 • B4027 • B4028 (Oxfordshire) • B4029 (Oxfordshire) • B4030 • B4031 • B4035 • B4044 • B4047 • B4100 (Bicester - Bishops Tachbrook) • B4150 • B430 • B4425 • B4437 • B4445 • B4449 • B4450 • B4477 • B4495 • B4496 • B4526 • B471 • B478 • B479 • B480 • B481 • E05 • Hatfield - Reading Turnpike • London Oxford Airport Motorway • Longest Lane • M40 • NCN51 • Northern and Western Motorway • Oxford Ring Road • T10 (Britain) • T114 (Britain) • T13 (Britain) • T35 (Britain) • T42 (Britain) • T47 (Britain)
PlacesBanbury • Bicester • Burford • Chipping Norton • Henley-on-Thames • Oxford • Thame • Wallingford • Witney
MiscellaneousCrossings in Oxfordshire • Junctions in Oxfordshire
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A4095 in to Hanborough - Geograph - 1386298.jpgAlong the Fair Mile - Geograph - 2688626.jpgOxfordshire Flag old.jpgThe B480 - Geograph - 139711.jpgThe Fine Lady at Banbury Cross - Geograph - 116561.jpg
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