SP5203 : Coffin road

taken 11 years ago, near to Kennington, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

Coffin road
Coffin road
This grassy stretch between two properties, leading from the river Thames to Mill Lane in Iffley was the route taken when coffins were brought by boat for interment in the churchyard, and must therefore predate the lock. The story is that until the 1950s there was a toll which was paid to Lincoln College to cross the bridge to the lock. There was a tradition that if ever a corpse was carried through the toll it would be broken for ever and when an attempt was made to do this the toll keeper refused to let the party through and the corpse had to be taken across the water by ferry.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 19 September, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 3 December, 2006
Category
Coffin road   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 526 035 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:43.6655N 1:14.3898W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 526 036
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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