Hinksey Hill

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Hinksey Hill
Hinksey Hill is located in Oxfordshire
Hinksey Hill
Hinksey Hill
Location within Oxfordshire
OS grid referenceSP5004
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townOxford
Postcode districtOX1
Dialling code01865
PoliceThames Valley
FireOxfordshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
WebsiteThis is South Hinksey, Oxfordshire England
List of places
UK
England
Oxfordshire
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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