Thames Valley Villages, Volume 1 (of 2)
Transcriber’s Note: Illustrations have been moved so as not to fall inthe middle of paragraphs (leaving them as close to the original positionin the book as possible). A few minor printing errors were corrected.
Volume II is available as Project Gutenberg ebook #57366.
THAMES VALLEY VILLAGES
WORKS BY CHARLES G. HARPER
The Portsmouth Road, and its Tributaries: To-day and in Daysof Old.
The Dover Road: Annals of an Ancient Turnpike.
The Bath Road: History, Fashion, and Frivolity on an OldHighway.
The Exeter Road: The Story of the West of England Highway.
The Great North Road: The Old Mail Road to Scotland. TwoVols.
The Norwich Road: An East Anglian Highway.
The Holyhead Road: The Mail-Coach Road to Dublin. TwoVols.
The Cambridge, Ely, and King’s Lynn Road: The GreatFenland Highway.
The Newmarket, Bury, Thetford, and Cromer Road: Sportand History on an East Anglian Turnpike.
The Oxford, Gloucester, and Milford Haven Road: TheReady Way to South Wales. Two Vols.
The Brighton Road: Speed, Sport, and History on the ClassicHighway.
The Hastings Road and the “Happy Springs of Tunbridge.”
Cycle Rides Round London.
A Practical Handbook of Drawing for Modern Methods ofReproduction.
Stage Coach and Mail in Days of Yore. Two Vols.
The Ingoldsby Country: Literary Landmarks of “The IngoldsbyLegends.”
The Hardy Country: Literary Landmarks of the Wessex Novels.
The Dorset Coast.
The South Devon Coast.
The Old Inns of Old England. Two Vols.
Love in the Harbour: a Longshore Comedy.
Rural Nooks Round London (Middlesex and Surrey).
Haunted Houses: Tales of the Supernatural.
The Manchester and Glasgow Road. This way to GretnaGreen. Two Vols.
The North Devon Coast.
Half Hours with the Highwaymen. Two Vols.
The Autocar Road Book. Four Vols.
The Tower of London: Fortress, Palace, and Prison.
The Somerset Coast.
The Smugglers: Picturesque Chapters in the Story of an AncientCraft.
The Cornish Coast. North.
The Cornish Coast. South.
The Kentish Coast. [In the Press.
The Sussex Coast. [In the Press.
CHARLES G. HARPER
ILLUSTRATED FROM PHOTOGRAPHS BY W. S. CAMPBELL
AND FROM DRAWINGS BY THE AUTHOR
London: CHAPMAN & HALL, Ltd.
PRINTED AND BOUND BY
HAZELL, WATSON AND VINEY, LD.,
LONDON AND AYLESBURY.
|Cirencester—Source of the Thames—Kemble—Ashton Keynes—Cricklade—St. Augustine’s Well||8|
|Castle Eaton—Kempsford—By the Thames and Severn Canal to Inglesham Round House—Lechlade—Fairford—Eaton Hastings Weir—Kelmscott—Radcot Bridge||50|
|Harvests of the Thames: Willows, Osiers, Rushes||128|
|New Bridge, The Oldest on the Thames—Standlake—Gaunt’s House—Northmoor—Stanton Harcourt—Besselsleigh||138|
|Cumnor, and the Tragedy of Amy Robsart||161|
|Wytham—The Old Road—Binsey and the Oratory of St. Frideswide—the Vanished Village of Seacourt—Godstow and “Fair Rosamond”—Medley—Folly Bridge||186|
|Iffley, and the Way Thither—Nuneham, in Storm and in Sunshine||200|
|Sutton Courtney—Long Wittenham—Little Wittenham—Clifton Hampden—Day’s Lock and Sinodun||234|
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
|At Ashton Keynes||Frontispiece|
|Cirencester Church: Showing the Great Buttress||11|
|The Old Mill House, Ashton Keynes||23|
|The Infant Thames, Ashton Keynes||31|
|Approach to Cricklade||35|
|St. Sampson, Cricklade||39|
|Strainer-Buttress, St. Sampson’s, Cricklade||43|
|The Iron Girder Bridge, Castle Eaton||51|
|The Old Bridge, Castle Eaton||51|
|Castle Eaton Church: Showing Sanctus-Bell Turret||55|
|The Thames and Severn Canal, Near Kempsford||55|
|Inglesham Round House||67|
|A Street in Fairford||71|
|Fairford, from the River Coln||79|
|The Great West Window, Fairford, Displaying the “Doom”||83|
|Monument in the Park, Fairford, where the Famous Windows were Buried||87|
|A Thames-side Farm||125|
|Gateway, Cote House||125|
|A Thames-side Farm||129|
|New Bridge: the Oldest Bridge across the Thames||139|
|Northmoor: Church and Dovecote||143|
|Stanton Harcourt: Manor House and Church||147|
|Early English Screen (Unrestored), Stanton Harcourt||153|
|Statue of Queen Elizabeth, Cumnor Church||167|
|Tomb of Anthony Forster, Cumnor||173|
|Iffley Church: North Side||201|
|West Door, Iffley Church||205|
|The Bridge, Nuneham Courtney||209|
|Carfax Conduit, Nuneham Courtney||213|
|The Town Hall, Abingdon||223|
|St. Helen’s, Abingdon||227|
|Old Houses, Steventon Causeway||231|
|Sutton Courtney Church||235|
|Interior, Sutton Courtney Church||239|
|Ancient Timber Porch, Long Wittenham (Unrestored)||245|
|Day’s Lock, and Sinodun Hill||249|
|Sedilia, Dorchester Abbey||261|
|The East Window, Dorchester Abbey||265|
|The Jesse Window (on the left), Dorchester Abbey||269|
|Wallingford: Town Hall, and Church of St. Mary-the-More||281|
|Hour-Glass Stand, South Stoke||285|