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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.
- North - Cornmarket, Pedestrianised
- South - St. Aldate's, Open to traffic.
- East - High Street (also known as The High), Open to traffic with restricted hours.
- West - Queen Street (also known as Queens), pedestrianised, buses and taxis only
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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