Jericho was a waterfront part of the city Oxford, Lyra's world with a marketplace and gleaming wharves. It was within walking distance of the colleges in Oxford, and it was the docking place for many gyptians during their events such as the horse fair.[1] It was neighboured closely by Port Meadow.

Children living in Jericho and other cities nearby were referred to as "townies" by college children and gyptians.

There were many brick terraced houses and a square-towered oratory of St Barnabas the Chymist in Jericho, as well.[2]