The Oxford Guide - Differences between Version 4 and Version 3 of Carfax

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* West - [[Queen Street]] (also known as [[Queen Street |Queens]]), pedestrianised, buses and taxis only
* West - [[Queen Street]] (also known as [[Queens]]), pedestrianised, buses and taxis only

Carfax is the name of the central crossroads in the centre of Oxford. It is the intersection of two roads which both change their name.

The name 'Carfax' is a corruption of the Latin Quadrifurcus, or the French "Quatre faces". What would 17th Century inhabitants make of the modern meaning of car-fax I wonder?

Carfax Tower sits on the North-west corner of the junction. This is part of what was St. Martin's Church, which was demolished in 1896 for road widening. The building is now a tourist attraction.

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