Christ Church War Memorial Garden

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Christ Church War Memorial Garden, looking north from the western end of Broad Walk, with Tom Tower in the background.
View of the garden looking east along Broad Walk.

Christ Church War Memorial Garden is a garden in Oxford, England, created in 1926 to commemorate the First World War.[1][2]

The war memorial garden, in memory of members of Christ Church, Oxford, is located east off St Aldate's at the western end of Broad Walk, which leads along the northern edge of Christ Church Meadows. To the north is Christ Church, one of the Oxford colleges, with a view of Tom Tower above its main entrance, also on St Aldate's.

There is an inscription in the paving of the path through the garden with a quotation from John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress.[3][4]

Post Second World War development planned for central Oxford included a relief road passing through the northern edge of Christ Church Meadow along the route of Broad Walk and joining the district of St Ebbe's, via the location of the garden.[5][6] The proposal was defeated after vigorous opposition.

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  1. ^ "War Memorial Garden at Christ Church". Visit Oxfordshire. Retrieved 3 June 2014.  External link in |work= (help)
  2. ^ "Christ Church War Memorial Garden". Foursquare. Retrieved 3 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Inscriptions: Christ Church Memorial Garden". Oxford History. UK. Retrieved 3 June 2014.  External link in |work= (help)
  4. ^ Jebb, Miles (1992). "Christ Church". The Colleges of Oxford. A Constable guide. London: Constable. p. 59. ISBN 0 09 469180 0. 
  5. ^ Fantato, Damian (24 October 2013). "Fifty years later and Christ Church Meadow relief road is unthinkable". Oxford Mail. Retrieved 3 June 2014. 
  6. ^ Fantato, Damian (25 October 2013). "The road that never was". The Oxford Times. Retrieved 3 June 2014. 

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Coordinates: 51°45′0.9″N 1°15′21.2″W / 51.750250°N 1.255889°W / 51.750250; -1.255889