The lane links North Oxford, leading from the junction of Kingston Road and Hayfield Road (close to the junction with Polstead Road), with Port Meadow to the west, via bridges over the Oxford Canal and railway. The other access to the meadow from North Oxford is via Walton Well Road to the south.
St Philip & St James Primary School is located in Aristotle Lane, having previously below in Leckford Road to the south. The Aristotle Lane Allotments are also located here. In addition, there is a recreation ground.
There is evidence of Iron Age tracks from the location of Aristotle Lane across Port Meadow to Binsey Ford. The lane is named after Aristotle's Well in the vicinity, deriving from the name of the Ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle.
Port Meadow Halt railway station was located just north of Aristotle Lane on the Varsity Line. The London and North Western Railway opened the halt, originally called Summertown after the north Oxford district, on 20 August 1906. It was renamed to Port Meadow Halt in January 1907. The station temporarily closed during World War I between 1 January 1917 and 5 May 1919. On 30 October 1926, London, Midland and Scottish Railway permanently closed the station.
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- The Aristotle Lane Allotments, Oxford Waterside Residents' Association, Oxford, UK.
- Friends of Aristotle Lane Recreation Ground , Oxford, UK.
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