"Oxfordshire" by Jennifer Sherwood

Oxfordshire Jennifer Sherwood, Nikolaus Pevsner

Series:
Pevsner Architectural Guides: Buildings of England
Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
11 Mar 1974
ISBN:
9780300096392
Imprint:
Yale University Press
Dimensions:
948 pages:

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Oxford's unique collection of university and college buildings both old and new form a major part of this book. The city itself with its medieval walls and castle and ancient churches is also fully described. Among the county's distinguished houses are Vanbrugh's Blenheim and Kent's Rousham Park, each in magnificently landscaped grounds, while village churches range from notable Norman examples such as Iffley to G.E. Street's inventive Victorian creations such as St Simon & St Jude at Shipton-under-Wychwood. Other attractive towns in this still strongly rural county vary from stone-built Chipping Norton in the Cotswolds to brick-built Henley on the Thames.