Headington field names
Field Names of Headington (including Old Headington, New Headington, Quarry, Barton and Wick)
by Nina Curtis and Anita Martin
The story of Headington, its parish boundaries, manor, influence and importance in the history of Oxford is one of expansion, contraction and, finally, modest resignation. The names of places and fields in Headington not only reflect its past royal connections -- they can also guide us towards an understanding of the work and pastimes of the people who lived here, as well as providing a picture of the land and how people used it.