PEST UK have many pest control clients within the area of Oxford: These include Private and state Schools, Private Housing complexes, Restaurants and Private Domestic Houses. Some have pest control contracts and some call us on a regular basis to deal with the ‘normal’ pest control problems that include: ants, bees, bed bugs, cluster flies, rats, mice, squirrels, cockroaches, wasps, wasp nests, hornets, birds and other pest control pest problems.
Oxford is a city in the south east of England and also the county town of Oxfordshire. The 52nd largest city in the United Kingdom and known worldwide as the home of Oxford University, the oldest university in the English-speaking world.
There are notable architectural examples of every English building period since the late Saxon age within the city.
Settled in Saxon times and originally known as Oxenaforda, Ford of the Oxen around 900 AD. In the 10th Century it became a military frontier town between the kingdoms of Mercia and Wessex, and was also raided by the Danes on several occasions.
During the Norman Invasion of 1066, the city was heavily damaged and following the conquest Robert D’Oyly arranged construction of Oxford Castle to confirm the Norman authority over the area. A monastic community was set up within the castle and it is from here in 1139 that Geoffrey of Monmouth wrote History of the Kings of Britain, which contains a collection of Arthurian legends.
The University of Oxford has no known foundation date. Teaching in some form existed as early as 1096. The historian Gerald of Wales lectured to scholars in 1188 and the first known foreign scholar, Emo of Friesland arrived in 1190. The university was granted a royal charter in 1248 in the reign of King Henry III.
During the English Civil War the University was a centre of the Royalist party, while the town itself favoured the Parliamentarian cause.
A diverse range of businesses are to be found within the City, ranging from education, science industries, manufacturing and publishing.
Cowley is the production site for minis for BMW, formerly part of Morris Motors manufacturing complex which produced such vehicles as the Morris Oxford, or “Bullnose”.
Oxford University Press is the largest university press in the world, and second oldest after Cambridge University Press. The university became involved in the print trade around 1480, and printed Bibles, prayer books and also scholarly works. The first printer to be associated with the University was Theodoric Rood who brought his own press over from Cologne and worked in the city between 1480 and 1483. In modern times the company prints
Oxford Instruments and Research Machines are two of the science and technology based companies within Oxford. The city has also gained a reputation as a centre for education industry
Landmarks of Oxford
The city has many tourist attractions, many of which are related to the university and colleges.
As well as being a draw for tourists, Oxford city centre has many shops, theatres and an ice rink. The historic buildings make this a popular location for novels and film and TV crews examples of this include The Scarlet Pimpernel, Inspector Morse, His Dark Materials novels by Philip Pullman and many more.
The city centre is relatively small, and is centred on Carfax, a cross-roads which forms the junction of Cornmarket Street , Queen Street, St Aldate’s and the High. Cornmarket Street and Queen Street are home to Oxford’s various chain stores, as well as a small number of independent retailers, one of the longest established of which is Boswell’s, founded in 1738. St Aldate’s has few shops but has several local government buildings, including the town hall, the city police station and local council offices. The High, street is traditionally omitted by locals, is the longest of the four streets and has a number of independent and high-end chain stores, but mostly university and college buildings.
There are many museums, collections and galleries, most being free of charge to view. Most are departments of the University of Oxford. Of the many museums available for tourists these include- the Ashmolean Museum, University Museum of Natural History, Pitt Rivers Museum and the Museum of the History of Science.
Call PEST UK today to book a treatment or enquire about a contract on 0330 100 2811.
PESTUK have a local office in Oxford at:
PEST UK (Oxford)
123 Ridgefield Rd
Tel: 01865 479719
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