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Richborough to build 160 dwelling in New road over 8 year period

  • BCA - 2020.2348
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  • Dec 2014

Witney Gazette December 3rd 2014. Richborough Estates have to stick to the 8-year build period on the site at the East end of New Road. They will be built in phases up to 2023.Well that was the condition for granting planning permission. In the...

Bampton Community Archive

Residents and doctors say Bampton can't cope with another 280 homes

  • BCA - 2020.2335
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  • December 10th 2013

Local residents and doctors at Bampton's surgery say we can't cope with another approximately 280 home. 160 proposed along New Road and 127 in the land between the Aston and Buckland Roads. There is also an application in with WODC for...

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Church View looking to St Mary's

  • BCA - 2020.2333
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  • first half C20th

This picture is of Church View looking North towards St Mary The Virgin church.No cars, no footpath and little in the way of horse droppings so probably around 1940-1950.

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Homes get go-ahead in spite of campaign.

  • BCA - 2019.2311
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  • March 19th 2014

Witney Gazette March 19th 2014. Homes get the go-ahead in spite of a vigorous campaign against them by locals. The council's deputy leader, Mark Booty who lives in Bampton suggested a compromise ie 60 homes built in 2017, 50 homes in 2019 a...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton's pumping station in 1914

  • BCA - 2019.2234
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  • 1914

The pumping station for Bampton used to be nearer to Brize Norton than Bampton along Station Road. This picture was taken at the pumping station in 1914.An interesting mixture of clothing with some in shirt sleeves and two looking fit to be on a ...

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Cyril Smith & Son Christopher rebuilding wall at Castle View

  • BCA - 2019.2196
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  • 2004

Cyril Smith and his son Christopher re-building part of the wall at Castle View, once Castle View Farmhouse on Bridge Street in 2004.Cyril could turn his hand to any building problem and was known for getting about Bampton with his bicycle and he ...

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Local Plan for housing finally agreed by government's planning inspectorate

  • BCA - 2019.2185
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  • September 2018

For what feels like years and years, WODC have been putting together a Local (housing) Plan and at long last, it was agreed by the governments planning inspectorate. All far too late to stop the speculative developments which WODC could not stop ...

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Sweet Briar Cottage when it was thatched

  • BCA - 2019.2166
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  • first half C20th

This charming little cottage used to be called Pedlar's Patch and today is called Sweet Briar. The gate is next to Emmies on Bridge Street and the house is set back from the road, behind other cottages. It was the home of agricultural worke...

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St Mary's seen from Sandford Field

  • BCA - 2019.2153
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  • 1950s

This view of St Mary The Virgin Church was taken looking across Sandford Field, probably in the 1950s but could be ten years earlier. Several of the little cottages seen here have been demolished and Sandfords, the house, has been considerably en...

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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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Roads & pathways at Oakwood Gate, built by Cala Homes are not finished

  • BCA - 2019.2038
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  • December 2018

By December 2018 there was growing anger and frustration at many aspects of the new area called Cala Homes also known as Oakwood Gate, along the north side of New Road which had not been finished or done to a good standard. Residents first moved ...

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Hughes' Garage in Cheapside in 1966

  • BCA - 2019.1938
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  • 1966

The garage in the Market Square was in existence at the start of the C20th when Oliver Onesipherous Collett owned and ran it. Around the middle of the twentieth century it was bought by Len Hughes and it's interesting to note that he left th...

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Five views of Bampton on one postcard - late 1960s

  • BCA - 2019.1926
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  • late 1960s

A postcard with 5 views of Bampton including The War Memorial, the South side of the Market Square, south east aspect of St Mary The Virgin, The Highmoor Brook having gone under the road by Brook House and Town Hall with Market Square Garage in th...

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Church View looking north to St Mary's, late 1960s

  • BCA - 2019.1925
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  • late 1960s

A view along Church View in the late 1960s with St Mary's at the north end. Not a car in sight which is something you won't see now unless Downton Abbey are filming here.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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£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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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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February 8th 2017. Controversial housing plan set for approval

  • BCA - 2017.1048
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  • February 8th 2017

There is a proposal to build 160 more houses at the south end of Mt Owen Road on the corner where it joins the Aston Road. Gallagher Estates is putting in the application.

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Hughes Owens' notes on changes of names of houses in Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.1043
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  • 1973

In his album of old people's recollections, Hughes Owens noted the change in name of St Stephens to Kilmore House, Innisfree to Quebec Cottage and The Priory being given the name by two Anglican nuns who lived in it c1900-1910 but the semi de...

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Knapps farmhouse for sale, October 2nd 1999 £350,000

  • BCA - 2017.983
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  • October 2nd 1999

This item is from The Times Weekend dated October 2nd 1999. It mentions Hilda and Syd Pickard who lived at Knapps farmhouse for many years but then talks about Bampton. Three Morris sides dance on Bank Holiday Monday, not 4 as stated. The farmh...

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Summer 1990 Sale of The Deanery

  • BCA - 2017.861
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  • 1990

This newspaper cutting tells us about the sale of The Deanery in 1990. It is a Grade II listed building and was in need of refurbishment in 1990.

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The Poachers Rest in June 1980

  • BCA - 2017.850
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  • June 1980

The Poachers rest was a cafe first and then it became a restaurant. Like many shops and businesses on the main roads through Bampton and in the Market Square, it has become a private dwelling. Long before it was a cafe, it was Barclays Bank.

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Lead stolen from 27 churches across the diocese in the last 6 months

  • BCA - 2017.831
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  • September 2016

St Mary's in Bampton has had lead stolen from its roof twice within a month. 27 churches have suffered this in the diocese in the last 6 months. Churches are being urged to have alarms and CCTV fitted. Bampton's church now has alarms;...

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The Old Bell Cottage in Bell Lane is for sale October 2013

  • BCA - 2017.825
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  • October 2013

Bell Cottage is one of Bampton's very old houses probably dating from the sixteen century. It is to be found in Bell Lane behind Thornberry Flats. The lane is known as 'Back of The Bell' by elderly locals who've lived here al...

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Town Hall clock is 63 years old in 1971

  • BCA - 2017.745
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  • c1971

There must have been a previous newspaper article suggesting the clock on the Town Hall was 100 years old. The stone tablet let into the east side of the wall clearly shows it was put up in 1908 making it 63 years old in 1971. It was Mrs Moss, t...

Bampton Community Archive

A Shirt Race in the 1970s

  • BCA - 2017.714
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  • 1970s

This picture is taken in Market Square to show the Shirt Race. However, at this time there was no porch built on to the WI Hall (now the Village Hall), No4 Town House is still a shop and the arch nearest downstairs of the Town Hall is open. The ...

Bampton Community Archive

Gate Cottage

  • BCA - 2017.713
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  • mid twentieth century

Written on the back of this picture is 'Gate Cottage' but I have no idea where in Bampton it is. If you know, please use the link on the front page of the website and let us know.

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Cheapside with 1890 on the back of the photo

  • BCA - 2017.710
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  • 1890

This photograph was made into a card. On the back is written 1890. You can just work out the name Holloway over the building that most of us think of as Adrian Simmonds' home and shop. Present day three story dwelling Eton Villas are yet t...

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Daniel Gibbard, blacksmith

  • BCA - 2017.646
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  • 1904

Daniel Gibbard was one of Bampton's blacksmiths and this photograph was taken in 1904. The church parish almanac for 1904 can be seen very clearly on the wall behind him. The items on the mantle shelf, on his table and his long stemmed pipe...

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Morris dancing outside The Lamb in the Market Square Whitsun 1939

  • BCA - 2017.519
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  • 1939

This photograph was taken at Whitsun 1939 and shows the Morris dancers dancing outside The Lamb Inn in the Market Square. The inn was finally completely demolished in 1960 to make way for a garage showroom for Market Square Garage, which itself w...

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Shops I E Busby and Clark & Son

  • BCA - 2017.518
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  • mid 20th century

This old photograph shows the shop of Clark & Son on the south side of High Street and the part of the shop of I E Busby that is at the south end of Bushey Row on the east side. Busby's shop also included what today (2017) is called Stra...

Bampton Community Archive

Postcard: Church View

  • BCA - 2014.1454..15
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  • 2016

Post card of a view looking towards the church along Church View. Not a car in sight. The path down the right-hand side can't be that old because in the early C20th it was still an open ditch with stone slabs across to each gateway, but the c...

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Broad Street looking north c1904

  • BCA - 2003.764
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  • 2003

Broad Street looking north. The pub on the right is the Plough Inn. The trees on the left were planted by George Gerring about 1902. There is what looks like a gypsy caravan on the grass and many people giving an idea of the style of dress around ...

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Broad Street c1920

  • BCA - 2003.768
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  • 2016

Broad Street looking north - the lime trees on the left are quite well grown after being planted about 1902 so the date of this picture is about 1914-1920. The Plough Inn is half way along on the right with a canopy over the door. The ladies feel ...

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Broad Street c1904

  • BCA - 2003.767
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  • 2016

Broad Street c1904. The lime trees were a gift of George Gerring in 1902. The original entrance to Bampton Manor can be seen on the corner of Broad Street with Landells. Gas lighting has been newly installed and the Plough Inn can be seen on the r...

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