Oxford (page 3/4)

[picture: Magdalen College from the River Cherwell]

Magdalen College From the Cherwell

Magdalen Tower, rising 150 feet in exquisite proportion, and standing just where the Cherwell is spanned by the well-known bridge, is in the opinion of many the fairest sight in Oxford. [p. 9] [more...]

[picture: Martyrs' Memorial and St. Giles, Oxford]

Martyrs’ Memorial and St. Giles

Ridley and Latimer were burned to death here in the time of Archbishop Cranmer.

[picture: Botanical Gardens and Magdalan College Tower, Oxford]

Botanic Gardens and Magdalan Tower

The Botanical Gardens by Magdalan Bridge. Their situation on the brink of the River Cherwell, and almost under the shadow of Magdalan Tower, is what probably appeals most strongly to the ordinary observer, while those who merely pass the gardens by will delight in the gateway, the work of Inigo Jones, with its statues of Charles I and II. Formal these gardens are of necessity, but there hangs [...] [more...]

[picture: Iffley Mill, near Christ Church Meadow, Oxford]

Iffley Mill

“Close by [Christ Church] meadow the college barges line the banks of the Isis, and then come other meadows on either side – meadows nameless and indignified by pageantry, but sacred to Oxford’s special flower, the fritillary, and stretching away to where Iffley stands, with its memories of J. H. Newman, and where the old mill, beloved of [...] [more...]

[picture: Fisher Row (narrow street by a canal) by the tower of Oxford Castle]

Fisher Row and Remains of Oxford Castle

The square tower in the background is part of the remains of Oxford Castle.

[picture: The Cottages, Worcester College Gardens, Oxford, with flowers]

The Cottages, Worcester College Gardens

Not a little has the modern revival of gardening, which has brought back the old herbaceous border, added to the charm of cottage gardens. [p. 25] [more...]

[picture: Old Clarendon Building, Broad Street, Oxford]

The Old Clarendon Building, Broad Street

...the Clarendon Building with its lofty pillared porch, where once the University Press was housed. [p. 30]


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