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Magpie Lane, Oxford
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No: 6   Contributor: Marcel Gommers   Year: 2010   Country: United Kingdom
Magpie Lane, Oxford

White on black street name sign of Magpie Lane in Oxford, England. It is a narrow historic lane in central Oxford, its history dating back for hundreds of years. The same street, under a different name (it was known as Gropecunt Lane in medieval times) has been found on maps from 1605.
It was named Magpie Lane after an alehouse in the 17th century.
Picture added on 29 January 2011 at 12:41
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