Aston's Eyot

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Coordinates: 51°44′30″N 1°14′44″W / 51.741686°N 1.24555°W / 51.741686; -1.24555

The entrance to Aston's Eyot from Jackdaw Lane.

Aston's Eyot is a 33-acre (13 ha) island on the east bank of the River Thames in the city of Oxford, England, southeast of Christ Church Meadow.[1]

Eyot is another spelling of ait meaning small island. The island is roughly triangular, bounded to the northwest by the River Cherwell and to the southeast by the Shirelake Ditch.[1] There is a mixture of habitats, part woodland, part open/scrub.

The site is leased by Oxford City Council from Christ Church. At the turn of the 19th/20th centuries it was used as a rubbish tip.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Aston's Eyot, Greenbank". Where Thames Smooth Waters Glide. UK. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Aston's Eyot". UK: Daily Information. Retrieved 2 September 2014.

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