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Latest News

21/03/14 08:23pm
In April and May a series of exciting events will be taking place celebrating the industrial and cultural heritage of the Oxford Canal. Organised by the Heritage Lottery funded Oxford Canal Heritage...
28/03/13 09:58am
The Jericho Living Heritage Trust is seeking a part-time manager to lead a project which is ‘Celebrating the heritage of Oxford’s canal’. The post-holder will oversee implementation of a grant...
28/03/13 09:45am
Today, the Jericho Living Heritage Trust, working on behalf of the Oxford City Canal Partnership has received a £65,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project in Oxford....
30/03/12 10:34am
We have reached another key point in the campaign to acquire and develop the boatyard site for the community, and would like to bring everyone up to date. In the first stage of this project you...

Castlemill Boatyard

There has been boat building in Jericho for over 200 years. In 2007 the boatyard was closed, potentially forever. As part of a business drive by British Waterways, the site has been sold to a development company, Spring Residential, who have submitted a planning application that has raised much criticism within the community and beyond.

The Jericho Living Heritage Trust is working to support the community and protect the canal heritage of Jericho. Our activities include:

  • Working with the community to define an appropriate development for the site that respects the heritage of the area and the needs of the community.
  • Opposing planning applications for the site that do not meet the community's requirements.
  • Developing a fund-raising strategy for the possible purchase of the site in the future, if developers are unable to provide a scheme that meets the needs of the community.

Before the Developers closed the Boatyard

Jericho Boatyard - before


Jericho Boatyard - now

Last modified: 3 November, 2009