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April 27, 2006 7:55 AM   Subscribe

Oxfordshire church photos. For all your Oxfordshire church photo needs.
posted by nthdegx (17 comments total)

 
This post includes a photo of the church I live beside in Oxford, complete with the clock tower that booms 156 times every day. This is on Woodstock Road, north of St. Antony's College.
posted by sindark at 8:05 AM on April 27, 2006


Ah! Liking your list of Oxford blogs too!
posted by nthdegx at 8:10 AM on April 27, 2006


Nice. I wish there was one for Warwickshire. After visiting Warwick Castle my wife and I took a little detour and visited Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick. A very pleasant older gent, a volunteer, gave us a free tour. I remember more about that church than I do about Warwick Castle!

Churches in Texas are very, very different. Not that I attend, mind you.
posted by punkfloyd at 8:14 AM on April 27, 2006


This site isn't bad for Warwickshire churches.
posted by nthdegx at 8:22 AM on April 27, 2006


Or further south, climb the steeple of St Mary's in Rye, one of the Cinque Ports.
The volunteer on the door here is a veritable encylopaedia of local WW2 stories which he valiently attempted to deliver in most of the languages we speak. Brave man!
English country churches are truly treasures
posted by Wilder at 8:22 AM on April 27, 2006


The lack of dates, architectural notes, &c. is a bit of a shame.
posted by jack_mo at 8:22 AM on April 27, 2006


sindark: Aww, I used to live there too! Next to the vicarage.
posted by bwerdmuller at 8:47 AM on April 27, 2006


Complete with the clock tower that booms 156 times every day

Ideal for a mental asylum
posted by elpapacito at 8:49 AM on April 27, 2006


*sighs*

Leaving Oxford was possibly the worst mistake I ever made. I miss it every single day.

Great post. Thanks.
posted by anastasiav at 9:17 AM on April 27, 2006


This is incredibly thorough... My dad's village church is there (Hampton Poyle). There are many beautiful small villages around Oxfordshire, all with quaint little churches (and, even better, pubs that are just about as old) unfortunately, you need a bazillion pounds to be able to afford a house in one of them.

Thanks for the link, even though its made me a quite homesick.
posted by davehat at 9:26 AM on April 27, 2006


sindark: is that one still invariably about ten minutes fast or slow? When I lived there it drove me totally up the wall.
posted by edd at 9:34 AM on April 27, 2006


One of my favourites, St Oswalds, all that's left of the abandoned village of Widford. One of my favourite winter walks and this captures the atmosphere quite nicely.
posted by BoundlessJoy at 2:44 PM on April 27, 2006


@bwerdmuller,

It's certainly a nice place to live. I am glad that I am going to be here over the summer. Just seeing trees with leaves on them is a bit of a shock for those of us who have only been here since September.
posted by sindark at 3:45 PM on April 27, 2006


@edd,

I think it's about two minutes fast - compared to the highly accurate clock in my GPS receiver, at least.
posted by sindark at 3:59 AM on April 28, 2006


It wouldn't surprise me if many Oxfordshire church tower clocks still kept local time. Oxfordshire is that kind of county...
posted by pharm at 5:38 AM on April 28, 2006


Fantastic post. Made my dead.
posted by ciderwoman at 6:14 AM on April 28, 2006


Made my day, obviously. Damn my stupid fat fingers.
posted by ciderwoman at 6:32 AM on April 28, 2006


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