Abingdon Blog

Abingdon is probably the oldest town in Britain - continuously inhabited since the Iron Age. Abingdon is seven miles downstream from Oxford on the River Thames. The Abingdon Blog is a photo record of events and places in Abingdon - mostly every day.

Friday, 4 August 2006

South Avenue Numbers explained

South Avenue Numbers

There are 5 roads in Abingdon with House Numbers that go over 250:

* Radley Road - 279
* Wootton Road - 277
* Ock Street - 274
* Saxton Road - 254
* South Avenue - 253

All the other high numbering roads follow a straight line, but South Avenue is not what most people think of as an Avenue - that is a wide tree lined boulevard or driveway. It is situated off the Oxford Road.

Roadsigns with numbers have been put up to try to help visitors, and an attempt has already been made to rationalise the numbers. Originally when these houses were built from about 1946 to 1948 much of this area was called South Avenue Estate with numbers 1-160. In 1962 the estate was renamed as South Avenue and the current numbers adopted. Number 253 had been a lowly number 23.

South Avenue has never been adopted by the County Council


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