Banbury Cross


Banbury Cross
Ban|bu|ry Cross
a stone cross in the small English town of Banbury, near Oxford, which is mentioned in a popular British ↑nursery rhyme (=old song or poem for young children)
Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross — is a nursery rhyme connected with the English town Banbury. The nursery rhyme was first seen in print in 1784. Very popular before the 20th century, it was sung every day by William Gladstone to his children as they had rides on his foot, slung… …   Wikipedia

  • Ride a Cock-horse to Banbury Cross — [Ride a Cock horse to Banbury Cross] a traditional ↑nursery rhyme, often said by mothers to their babies as they bounce them on their knee. A ‘cock horse’ is a child’s toy, a horse’s head on a stick. The words are: Ride a cock horse to Banbury… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ride a Cock-horse to Banbury Cross — a traditional nursery rhyme, often said by mothers to their babies as they bounce them on their knee. A ‘cock horse’ is a child’s toy, a horse’s head on a stick. The words are: Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross, To see a fine lady upon a white… …   Universalium

  • Banbury Castle — stood near the centre of the town of Banbury, Oxfordshire (gbmapping|SP454404).It was built in 1135 by Alexander, Bishop of Lincoln as a domestic rather than a military building. During the reign of King John in 1201 ndash;7 it was strengthened… …   Wikipedia

  • Banbury (United Kingdom) — Hotels: Best Western Banbury House Hotel (City) Cromwell Lodge Hotel Banbury (City Centre) Macdonald Whately Hall (Banbury Cross) Red Lion Hotel Banbury (Adderbury) …   International hotels

  • Banbury — infobox UK place country = England latitude= 52.0605 longitude= 1.3362 official name= Banbury population= 43,867 (2001 Census) shire district= Cherwell shire county = Oxfordshire region= South East England constituency westminster= Banbury post… …   Wikipedia

  • Banbury — /ban ber ee, beuh ree, bree, bam /, n. a town in N Oxfordshire, in S England. 29,216. * * * ▪ England, United Kingdom       town, Cherwell district, administrative and historic county of Oxfordshire, England. It lies along the River Cherwell. For …   Universalium

  • Banbury railway station — Infobox UK station name = Banbury manager = Chiltern Railways code = BAN locale = Banbury borough = Cherwell usage0405 = 1.137 usage0506 = 1.174 usage0607 = 1.290 platforms = 4 numbered years = 1850The Great Western archive… …   Wikipedia

  • BANBURY —    a market town in Oxfordshire, celebrated for its cross and its cakes …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Macdonald Whately Hall (Banbury) — Macdonald Whately Hall country: United Kingdom, city: Banbury (Banbury Cross) Macdonald Whately Hall Location The hotel is situated in the heart of Banbury right opposite the famous Banbury Cross .Rooms The bedrooms all have individual shapes and …   International hotels


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