SP5107 : Banbury Road, Oxford: blue plaque and pillar box outside former home of Sir James Murray

taken 1 year ago, near to Marston, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

Banbury Road, Oxford: blue plaque and pillar box outside former home of Sir James Murray
Banbury Road, Oxford: blue plaque and pillar box outside former home of Sir James Murray
"Sunnyside", 78 Banbury Road, was the home of Sir James Murray (1837-1915), founder of the Oxford English Dictionary: he lived here from 1885 to his death.
In a building in the garden, the Scriptorium, Murray operated a system of pigeonholes for collating the enormous amount of information sent to him by correspondents; the out-going post from the Dictionary team was such that the Post Office erected this special pillar-box outside the house.
Further information on Murray can be found at LinkExternal link.
Blue Plaques
A blue plaque is a permanent sign installed in a public place to commemorate a link between that location and a famous person or event, serving as a historical marker.

The world's first blue plaques were erected in London, England in the nineteenth century to mark the homes and workplaces of famous people.
The original blue plaque scheme started in the 1860s, is now run by English Heritage in London. It is believed to be the oldest such scheme in the world.
There are currently about 850 plaques in London.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 4 May, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 23 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Communications 
Person (from Tags)
Sir James Murray 
Postbox (from Tags)
Pillar Box 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 5105 0795 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:46.0745N 1:15.6970W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 5105 0795
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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