SP3508 : Emma's Dike, near Station Lane, Witney, Oxon

taken 20 days ago, near to Witney, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

Emma's Dike, near Station Lane, Witney, Oxon
Emma's Dike, near Station Lane, Witney, Oxon
Emma's Dike is the name of this stream or watercourse which connects with the River Windrush. It is shown thus on old maps and some modern ones. On at least one of the latter it is named Em's Ditch, which seems rather unlikely. Here it it is running south of Station Lane.

The name appears to come from a prominent historical Royal figure of the 11th century. Queen Emma was first married to King Ethelread ("the Unready") and following his death she married the Dane King Knut (Canute). One of her sons by her first marriage became King Edward the Confessor. Queen Emma owned land in Oxfordshire and in 1044 she granted the Bishop of Winchester an estate in Witney and this was confirmed in the Domesday Book. There is a street in Witney named Queen Emma's Dike and also a primary school is named after her.
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Date Taken
Friday, 30 March, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 5 April, 2018
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 353 088 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:46.6377N 1:29.3069W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 353 088
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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