"in that part of the city known as Jericho"

Alchemy Boatyard in Jericho
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeAlchemy Boatyard in Jericho - Credit: Rosalind Mitchell

Jericho lies on the northwest edge of Oxford, adjoining Port Meadow, and is today a pleasant residential area.

Originally it was an area just outside the city walls where travellers could find accommodation if they reached Oxford after the gates were closed.