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Sale of Sundown Cottage - was through gate to Sandford

  • BCA - 2019.1844
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  • 1961

Sundown Cottage was a little cottage just inside the grounds to the right of the gate going into Sandford, down the lane from the Grammar School. When it was more or less derelict it was bought by Molly and Bernard Rose and demolished. You can s...

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The house called Sandford & letters to Mr & Mrs Bernard & Molly Rose

  • BCA - 2019.1840
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  • 1946 1954

The house now called 'Sandford' was bought for Mr & Mrs Bernard and Molly Rose by Molly's brother of Marshall's Flying School Limited. Bernard had not long been demobbed and he had been a POW in Stendal, Germany. Molly wa...

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Sandford Field and the spire of Saint Mary The Virgin church, c1930

  • BCA - 2019.1838
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  • c1930

Sandford field looking north, circa 1930.The hedge has not grown up to hide 'Sandfords' (the house), and the area there contains two cottages, not just one large house.Field Cottage is the house on the right.The clearly defined path was ...

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Mrs White in her doorway, Sandford Cottage.

  • BCA - 2019.1837
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  • 1900-1912

Sandfords Cottage early 20th century with a well in the lower left corner of the picture. The well was shared by the neighbouring cottage which is Brook Cottage. There was a little footpath between the two cottages where, in the 1950s Mr Bert Wh...

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Sandfords in 1946 and again in 1954

  • BCA - 2019.1836
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  • 1946 1954

Two photographs of Sandfords, one taken in 1946 and again in 1954 after the extension was added. The family living there was was Mr & Mr Bernard and Molly Rose and their children Nigel, Gregory (then named Peter) and Graham. The little girl ...

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Sale brochure for The Lew Estate September 23rd 1914

  • BCA - 2019.1834
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  • September 23rd 1914

This is the sale brochure for The Lew Estate for sale on Wednesday September 23rd 1914. Listed as a compact Freehold Residential and Sporting Property of 614 acres 0 rods and 8 poles.Knight, Frank & Rutley were the auctioneers to be held at t...

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Sales brochure for The Deanery July 29th 1949

  • BCA - 2019.1833
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  • July 29th 1949

This is the sales brochure for The Deanery, to be auctioned on Friday July 29th 1949. A note saying 'understood no bid' has been pencilled in but at some point in 1949 Marjorie Pollard bought it.Along with the main house which was partl...

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One sale page for The Windmill, Station Road

  • BCA - 2019.1828
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  • probably early 1980s

It is a pity there is no date on this sales page for The Windmill on Station Road, but as the telephone number has just 4 digits I think it is about 1980.

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Sale brochure for The Grange, High St. Wednesday April 16th 1930

  • BCA - 2019.1827
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  • Wednesday April 16th 1930

Sales brochure for The Grange, High Street by Messrs E.J. Brooks & Son on Wednesday April 16th 1930 by order of the executors. Looking at the pencil notes written in the brochure, the sale was withdrawn probably because it failed to reach the ...

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North West & West aspect of the Town Hall & Eeles grocery shop

  • BCA - 2019.1802
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  • early twentieth century

This picture was taken very near to 1900. The clock erected in 1908 is not yet on the roof.Wheelgate House is still the academy run by Alfie Bryant and Eeles shop is visible.The main feature is the Town Hall showing the north west and west aspect...

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Re-roofing the Grammar School in 1910

  • BCA - 2019.1798
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  • 1910

The Grammar School in Church View, close to St Mary's, had a new roof in 2010. Arthur Plaster is the person highest up on the roof and he came from a long line of carpenters.John Tanner is to the right, Alfred Collett to the left.It's n...

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Builders in Bampton early twentieth century

  • BCA - 2019.1794
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  • early twentieth century

Members of the Green family were stone masons, general builders, carpenters, in fact between them they covered all the skills needed in building. Many were members of the retained fire service and many played football for Bampton. They all took ...

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Work starts on building Lavender Place Flats 1968

  • BCA - 2017.738
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  • March 1968

On March 29th 1938 the Oxford Times reported that work has started on building Lavender Place flats and it is to cost £46,860. The builders are A E Hobley and Sons of North Leigh.

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High Street looking west from the south end of Bushey Row

  • BCA - 2019.1774
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  • nineteen twenties

This is the High Street looking west from the south end of Bushey Row. The cars would suggest this was taken later in the 1920s. The war memorial can be see so it is post September 1920.Townsend's Cycle shop can be seen with cycles outside ...

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North end of Church View, possibly 1960s

  • BCA - 2019.1768
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  • Later 50s or early 60s

This is the northern half of Church View with Saint Mary The Virgin church at the top end. Notice the bedroom windows open to air the rooms, the total lack of cars and the open ditch on the right with large slabs crossing it to afford access to e...

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Broad Street looking north in 1904

  • BCA - 2019.1767
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  • 1904

This is Broad Street looking north. The trees on the left were a gift from Mr Gerring who lived in Broad Street. Previously, there had been lime trees along the road but they'd had to be cut down. The council paid to have them planted.On t...

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Re-thatching of Strawberry Cottage, High Street

  • BCA - 2019.1762
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  • nineteen eighties

This picture, taken by Hilda Kent shows Strawberry Cottage in the High Street being re-thatched. The date is not known but was re-thatched early in the 1960s and again about 2007 so perhaps this was done about 1984.Andy Bowman did the work.I wond...

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Cobb House

  • BCA - 2019.1736
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  • 1946

This is the view seen from the gateway to Cobb House which is at the NW corner of St Mary's. It was one of three vicarages for many years. Bampton was a three portion village with one vicar based at Cobb House looking after Bampton Proper w...

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Part of internal doorway at Ham Court

  • BCA - 2019.1734
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  • early twentieth century & 2010

The black and white picture was taken in the first half of the twentieth century and the colour one in September 2010 just 6 days before the property was sold by Jesus College Oxford. The pillar was once part of the open gateway to the inner cour...

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The Grange, High Street in 1997

  • BCA - 2019.1733
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  • 1997

This picture of The Grange in the High Street was taken in 1997 when it still had the beautiful wrought iron gates. Locals were saddened when they were replaced with solid wooden gates, which, while affording greater privacy to the owners made it...

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John Taylor looking at the clock that used to be on top of the Town Hall

  • BCA - 2019.1723
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  • 1972

This is John Taylor who owned the Market Square Garage. He is looking at the workings of the clock that was on top of the Town Hall until major refurbishment work was done on the Town Hall in 1972. For some reason, the clock was removed and John...

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Church View looking north towards St Mary's

  • BCA - 2019.1713
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  • early twentieth century

Taken early in the twentieth century, this is a view along Church View with St Mary The Virgin Church at the far end. Today, there is a path on the right-hand side but here, there is an open ditch with large flag stones crossing it to give access...

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New Surgery in Landells, 1990

  • BCA - 2019.1708
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  • 1990

The greenfield site where the new Bampton Surgery was to be built in Landells in 1990 and when the building work had begun. The spire of St Mary The Virgin is just visible and the building on the left is Manor Cottage, one of the oldest houses in...

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£4.3 million lottery grant for Kelmscott Manor

  • BCA - 2019.1680
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  • October 2018

Kelmscott Manor has been awarded £4.3 million by the National Lottery's Heritage Lottery Fund to save the building from dilapidation and to construct new facilities. the house was the retreat of influential designer William Morris fro 1871 t...

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Church View pre 1970

  • BCA - 2019.1673
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  • c1950

This is Church View looking north with the spire of St Mary The Virgin church visible at the far end. There is an open ditch running along on the right with large slabs over to allow access to each property.Richard Buckingham grew up on the stree...

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Paths & roads unfinished at Oakwood Gate, some repaired more than once

  • BCA - 2018.1654
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  • December 11th 2018

Some footpaths and sections of road at Oakwood Gate, built by Cala Homes off New Road have either never been made up or have been repaired more than once. The path by the side of the field leading to the school is still to be done and people have...

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Lime Tree House, High Street

  • BCA - 2018.1639
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  • twentieth century

Lime Tree House in the High Street was a two-story building with a loft conversion. Today, it is much extended and has become Rosebank Care Home with a very high rating

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Re-opening of the Town Hall after refurbishment 1972

  • BCA - 2018.1614
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  • August 1972

There are several newspaper items with people talking about the best use for the Town Hall once it is refurbished and then the Witney Gazette article documenting the official re-opening in August 1972 by Mrs M. F. Davey, accompanied by Lloyd Hughe...

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Tony Allam baking the last batches of bread before Constables closed c1981

  • BCA - 2017.538
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  • c1981

Tony Allam was the baker for Mrs Constable for many years. The shop was by the roundabout opposite The Talbot and is now the Chinese takeaway called Mark's Kitchen. These photographs show the beautiful ovens and all the surrounding area.Tre...

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Research into Anglo Saxon Bampton by Dr John Blair 1988

  • BCA - 2018.1588
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  • 1988

In 1988 Dr John Blair from Queen Anne's College Oxford, gave a series of talks in Bampton Town Hall and produced this interim publication to go with one of his talks. He's special interest is Anglo-Saxon Bampton.

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The Grange, early twentieth century

  • BCA - 2018.1575
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  • early twentieth century

These six photographs were taken inside the Grange and around the garden early in the twentieth century.A thatched summer house.Part of the back of the Grange with the large glass house just showing on the right.A tiny portion of the garden with a...

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The Wilkinson Brothers George and William, Architects

  • BCA - 2018.1525
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  • early C19th

George and William Wilkinson were born in Witney in the early C19th . George designed the Town Hall in Bampton and the first brick was laid in 1838. William designed the delightful little church at Lew and the Randolph Hotel in Oxford and he als...

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Anglo-Saxon Bampton. Research paper 1988 by Dr John Blair

  • BCA - 2018.1523
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  • 1988

In 1988 Dr John Blair gave a series of talks in the Town Hall and this publication is from one of these talks. Anglo-Saxon Bampton. Research paper 1988 by Dr John Blair

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Shops and businesses in and around the Market Square

  • BCA - 2018.1449
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  • 1884 to 2016

1k. Cheapside can be seen from outside the west side of the Town Hall. The date is pre-1907 because Eton Villas had yet to be built in place of the thatched building in the centre of the picture. The George and Dragon inn is there as is Goodman...

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Demolition of Market Square Garage & building of Thornberry Flats

  • BCA - 2018.1485
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  • 1998-2001

Adrian Simmonds put on an Exhibition in the Vesey room which documented the demolition of the Market Square Garage and the building of Thornberry Flats. The text below is Adrian's and was part of his exhibition.The demolition of Market Squar...

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The Deanery

  • BCA - 2018.1484
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  • twentieth century

The Deanery has been on its present site for at least a thousand years. These photographs range through the C20th. Some pictures taken outside and a few inside. There's a newspaper cutting from March 2014 showing the sale price of £395,00 ...

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A few old photographs and newspaper cutting about Bampton Manor

  • BCA - 2018.1473
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  • early C20th

BA9AED - Bampton Manor seen in 1946.BABFC4 – Bampton Manor seen in the 1940sBA7D58 - Fire place and panelling in Bampton Manor, 18th century.BA603D - The main entrance to Bampton Manor. Stained glass above the porch in the first floor. This is on ...

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Demolition of the Market Square Garage and building of Thornberry Flats

  • BCA - 2018.1381
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  • 1998 - 2001

Adrian Simmonds lived on the west side of the Market Square and took these photographs to document the demolition of the Market Square Garage and the building of Thornberry flats which are for sale to those who are 55 years plus. During the build...

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No1 Broad Street in dire need of refurbishment

  • BCA - 2018.1441
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  • 1998

People who have lived in Bampton for several years will have watched the steady decay of No1 Broad Street. Nothing was done to maintain the building inside or out until 2006/7 when Brenda Florey bought it and had it made good. Ann Flute bought i...

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Frank Hudson's family photographs

  • BCA - 2017.1193
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  • C20th

Frank Hudson was raised by his grandparents, Albert and Mary Elizabeth Townsend who lived at Castle View Farm opposite the Elephant and Castle in Bridge Street. Frank's mother died when he was just 7 weeks old. The pictures show his grandpa...

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Some of the Properties for sale during 2017

  • BCA - 2018.1423
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  • 2017

These adverts from the Witney Gazette were taken from the Witney Gazette during 2017. There were other properties for sale but not advertised in the Witney Gazette.

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Bampton Town Hall

  • BCA - 2018.1388
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  • 1838

From the Witney Gazette February 28th 2018.“George and William Wilkinson, both born in Witney in the early 19th century, helped design key public buildings in the centre of Bampton that are still used to this day.Collected by archivists, pictures ...

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The Elephant & Castle Inn in Bridge Street

  • BCA - 2018.1383
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These pictures give a flavour of the appearance of the Elephant & Castle through the twentieth century and on into the twenty first when it became a private dwelling. Starting with a time when transport was mostly horse-drawn, then with a bul...

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Bridge Street in the twentieth century

  • BCA - 2018.1379
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  • twentieth century

These photographs show the changing face of Bridge Street mostly though the twentieth century. If anyone knows who the three young boys are outside the Elephant and Castle please tell the Archive via the link on the home page and quote 2018.1379....

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A Bampton CE School Project called Bampton Through Time

  • BCA - 2018.1377
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  • early 2000s

The children achieved a wonderful result with their research and the topics covered include:- a typical village; a changing settlement; an iron age settlement; archaeological evidence; the legend of St Frideswide; Domesday book; the manor house; B...

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A collection of Old Time Bampton Places and a few People

  • BCA - 2018.1361
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  • C20th

In the 1970s Lloyd Hughes Owens collect together all the photographs he could find of old-time Bampton and a few of people. He put them together in an album along with explanatory text and you'll find the pictures and text here.

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Gilbert 'Gilly' Annesley Marsh December 24th 1927 to July 17th 2016

  • BCA - 2018.1356
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  • 1927 2016

Gilly and his wife Aline retired to Bampton and lived in Field Cottage on the edge of Sandfords Field. He was such a lovely man and he, along with Michael Cooper did two really fascinating exhibitions for the Archive on the architecture of buildi...

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Plantation Cottages on the western edge of Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.1252
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  • 1965

Plantation Cottages were two semi-detached dwellings. If you go from the middle of Bampton towards Clanfield, there is a public footpath just after the last buildings on the right by the 30mph sign. Following that footpath takes you along the si...

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Two aerial photographs of Bampton c1998

  • BCA - 2017.759
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  • 1993/4

These are two aerial photographs of Bampton probably taken in 1993 but could be 1994.. The Lanes have been built so it must be on or after 1985 but Pembroke Place, next to the Fire Station in Manor View (leading into New Road) is in the very earl...

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Memories of the members of the Darby and Joan Club compiled in 1962

  • BCA - 2018.1319
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  • 1962

The Darby and Joan Club was for those who were 60 and over. In 1962 they made a scrapbook of members' memories. Topics covered include:- Morris dancing; Whitsuntide Garlands; the Mummers; Bampton Fair; Bampton Fire Brigade; Church, Chapel a...

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Re-tiling of Cotsfield, west end of Market Square

  • BCA - 2017.1264
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  • Autumn 2017

The tiles were removed and the roof made good to Cotsfield, a house at the west end of Market Square in autumn 2017. To the left, next door but one, the roof was re-tiled on The Poachers in 2016.

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Restoration work on the Town Hall autumn 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1262
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  • autumn 2017

The wooden window frames of the Town Hall were in need of repair by 2017. Scaffolding totally surrounded the building for this work October 2017 as can be seen in these 4 photographs. They also show a poster advertising the Mid Season Sale at th...

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Ham Court farmhouse, outside, Michael Barlow Vaughan with sister Susan

  • BCA - 2017.1251
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  • September 2010

These pictures are nearly all of the outside of the farmhouse. You can see quite clearly where the once open carriage entrance has been filled in and the kitchen, dining room, sitting room and hallway have been created. There is a clear slot tha...

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Ham Court farm buildings not connected to the big barn

  • 2017.1246
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  • September 2010

These farm buildings are not immediately adjacent to the big barn. Items are seen set out ready for auction in 5 days' time inside the big barn. A view of the big barn seen from part way up the drive from the road.

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Ham Court farm: behind the big barn and associated buildings

  • BCA - 2017.1249
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  • September 2010

These pictures are taken behind the big barn, inside and outside all the farm buildings close to it. Read the caption with each picture to get more information. Everything was being set up for a sale of Ham Court with all but 22 acres in 5 days&...

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Ham Court farm; part of East aspect, old bake house and neighbouring stable

  • BCA - 2017.1247
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  • September 2010

These photographs start by looking at the area on the east side where the Victorian addition on the left joins the original building. There are pictures taken inside what used to be the bake house which was at the end of the long barn next to the...

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Ham Court farmhouse, hall and office

  • BCA - 2017.1244
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  • September 2010

This series of pictures taken inside Ham Court farmhouse are of the hall and the office which is to the north off the hallway up about 3 steps. There is also one more picture taken in the dining room.

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Ham Court farmhouse, kitchen and west sitting room

  • BCA - 2017.1245
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  • September 2010

These pictures show the kitchen and west facing sitting room. Please remember that Michael was packing up. Read the caption to each photograph for more details.

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Ham Court, the Victorian addition of the 1870s

  • BCA - 2017.1243
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  • 1870-1880

This series of photographs inside Ham Court farmhouse show the Victorian addition of the 1870s and the dining room which is on the east side of farmhouse. Note the hugely thick walls that take the weight of arched area that was originally open. ...

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First floor, solarium, attic over kitchen & office of Ham Court

  • BCA - 2017.1242
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  • September 2010

This series of photographs starts in the passageway between a bedroom and bathroom on the first floor looking into the solarium. The interwoven ceiling heights can be seen, the solarium and view from the window and walking on into the first floor...

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Stone, spiral stairs from the attic and the 1st floor of Ham Court farmhouse

  • BCA - 2017.1241
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  • September 2010

The stone, spiral stairs come down from the attic and open into the room created a bathroom which faces east. The large windows in the bedrooms were once the top of open arched entrances to the grounds of the what is locally referred to as the ca...

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Inside the attic of Ham Court farmhouse 2010

  • BCA - 2017.1240
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  • September 2010

In September 2010 Michael Barlow Vaughan invited me to document the inside of Ham Court Farmhouse before it went to auction 6 days later. Although the plaster was falling off the laths in places there was no sign of damp getting in. The spiral, ...

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Castle View Farm c1971

  • BCA - 2017.1239
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  • c1971

These photographs are of Castle View farmhouse taken from various angle about 1971. One of the farm buildings was once a railway carriage. The entrance to the yard is closer to the house than it is today. The water courses around Mill Green had...

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Cala Homes development off New Road 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1228
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  • 2017

160 homes are being built off New Road and the development is called Cala Homes. These pictures show a little of the development at January 2017.

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Repair of the timber windows September 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1216
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  • September 2017

The last time the Town Hall had any major work done was in 1972. Now the timber windows need repairing and then decorating.

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Town Hall, the Drapers shop & The Talbot seen from Cheapside

  • BCA - 2017.1190
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  • early C20th

This picture was taken from the middle of the road in Cheapside. On the left is the Town Hall with nearly all the archways filled in; the two on the right in the sunshine were unblocked so the space inside could be used as a bus stop shelter a li...

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View of High Street from The Grange to the Market Square early C20th

  • BCA - 2017.1189
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  • early C20th

This picture was taken from the middle of the road outside The Grange looking up towards the Market Square very early in the twentieth century. The present day Morris Clown was then called The New Inn; originally it was The George.

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Weald Manor in the very early C20th

  • BCA - 2017.1188
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  • early C20th

This photograph, made into a postcard is of Weald Manor in the very early twentieth century

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Proposal for 160 more houses in Bampton and application passed

  • BCA - 2017.1154
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  • March 2017

160 houses have been in the process of being built along New Road 2016-2017. They were not selling quickly when an application was put in by Gallagher Estates Ltd to build another 160 in the field at the bottom of Mount Owen and Aston Road. Coun...

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Kit Jackson's photograph collection

  • BCA - 2017.1126
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  • twentieth century

These photographs were part of the collection belonging to Kit Jackson; they are of her family, Morris Men, work colleagues, buildings, billeted soldiers in Bampton, pigeon fancier, friends, school classes and the mystery tours she used to arrange...

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The White family who lived in Sandford Cottage from at least as early as 1900

  • BCA - 2017.444
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  • 1910

The White family lived in Sandford Cottage, the thatched cottage on the south side of Sandford field from at least as early as 1900. These photographs cover the period 1910 to 1960. They are all family related, some babies, children, adults, in ...

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A letter to election candidates October 5th 2016 from Need Not Greed

  • BCA - 2017.516
  • Item
  • October 5th 2016

"Need Not Greed Oxfordshire (NNGO) is a coalition of nearly 30 community groups from across Oxfordshire. Groups in the Witney constituency area include Rural Oxfordshire Action Rally (ROAR), Help Preserve Burford Campaign, Society for the Pro...

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£1m to be spent on Oxfordshire's locks in winter 2016/17

  • BCA - 2017.1104
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  • 2016-2017

The Environment Agency will spend £1.2m repairing the locks on the Thames, five in Oxfordshire plus one in Berkshire, one in Buckinghamshire and one in Surrey through the winter of 2016-2017. Both gates at Shifford Lock to be removed so the frame...

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Ham Court farmhouse & barns seen from the Bampton-Clanfield Road

  • BCA - 2017.1098
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  • 2010

This is a picture of Ham Court farmhouse and the great barn seen from the Bampton-Clanfield road by the two dwellings just before reaching the 30mph sign, before alterations to the barn by the present owners Emma Bridgewater.

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George & Dragon & Quebec Cottage when you could see it

  • BCA - 2017.1097
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  • 1994

The George and Dragon while still a pub and Quebec Cottage when it wasn't hidden by trees. It's now almost impossible to see the cottage in the summer when the leaves are on the trees.

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Poster for the Bampton Community Archive's first ever exhibition June-July 2002

  • BCA - 2017.1092
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  • June & July 2002

The Bampton Community Archive came into being in 2002, the brain child of Jo(sephine) Lewington ably assisted by Tony & Lis Page. A request was sent out for old photographs, documents etc and Tony and Jo plus Roy Barratt spent many hours scan...

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