The Church of St John the Baptist, Burford, is one of the largest in Oxfordshire, yet hidden away from the throngs of tourists swarming around this ancient Saxon-Medieval town. Here are the most interesting facts about it: 1. The church… Read More ›
History Facts: #3 A Little Saxon Saint
Minster Lovell is a small village and parish situated in the Windrush Valley, and midway between the towns of Burford and Witney in Oxfordshire. It’s divided into three parts, Old Minster, Little Minster and New Minster with a combined population… Read More ›
History Facts: #2 This church is older than it looks!
Driving from our home to Uffington, inspired by a blue sky and winter sun, we had every intention of a walk up the White Horse Hill of Neolithic fort fame. However we got sidetracked by noticing for the first time,… Read More ›
History Facts: #1 Saxons, Carols and Thieves.
I’m often saddened that our Saxon churches haven’t survived through the centuries, but it’s not so surprising considering that many were either built from wood, or that after 1066 the Norman invaders thought them too simple and rebuilt them. However,… Read More ›
From USA Cities to Medieval English Churches
We are exhausted, worn out, drained! The three week Trans USA rail journey is to blame, a whirlwind of cities, national parks, hotels, trains, buses, rivers, architecture has taken its toll on us physically and mentally. Time for a period… Read More ›
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