Hinksey Hill

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Hinksey Hill
Hinksey Hill is located in Oxfordshire
Hinksey Hill
Hinksey Hill
Hinksey Hill shown within Oxfordshire
OS grid reference SP5004
Civil parish
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Oxford
Postcode district OX1
Dialling code 01865
Police Thames Valley
Fire Oxfordshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
Website This is South Hinksey, Oxfordshire England
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51°43′30″N 1°15′54″W / 51.725°N 1.265°W / 51.725; -1.265Coordinates: 51°43′30″N 1°15′54″W / 51.725°N 1.265°W / 51.725; -1.265

Hinksey Hill is a hill and residential area 2 miles (3.2 km) south of the centre of Oxford. It is in South Hinksey civil parish, about 0.5 miles (800 m) south of the village. Hinksey Hill was part of Berkshire until the 1974 boundary changes transferred it to Oxfordshire.

At the foot of the hill is Hinksey Hill Interchange where the Abingdon By-Pass joins the Southern By-Pass Road. The road up the hill was the route of the A34 until the 1970s, when the Abingdon Bypass was completed. It is now an unclassified road.

Hinksey Hill has a good view of Oxford's skyline.

View of Oxford from Hinksey Hill by William Turner circa 1840

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