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Well found inside Castle View

  • BCA - 2019.2055
  • Item
  • 2003

When work was done at Castle View, which at one time was Castle View farmhouse, a well was found. When the work to modernise was completed, the well was covered over and is now under part of the kitchen.

Bampton Community Archive

The Morris Clown, previously The New Inn and originally The George

  • BCA - 2018.1443
  • Item
  • late C19th early C20th

The pub in the High Street named The Morris Clown (as at 2018) began life as The George. Steve the present landlord found the ancient wooden name board in the cellar but it fell to dust when he tried to lift it. A long time ago it became the New Inn as seen in the first photograph which is at least pre 1920 because the cottage at the est end of the Market Square is still standing and that was pulled down to make way for the War Memorial. Over the door can be seen a sign which says Clinch's Entire Eagle Brewery, Witney. There is another line underneath which sadly is not readable. The lower board says Commercial Inn, Lila Clack and two more lines of text which I can't read. The opposite side of the road is the department store owned by T. W. Pembrey which ran the length of present day No7 High Street, Lesta House, Strawberry Cottage and across Bushey Row, then called New Inn Street the shop on the corner. On the end wall of the New Inn on the third picture text can be seen which in part says Commercial something and Posting House. A little of this lettering can still be seen in 2018. What was Pembrey's is now Busby's department store. Note the thatched hay rick camera side of Lime Tree House. Thatching hay ricks kept the hay in good condition and shed the rain off; rick thatching was a specialist job and in Bampton Ben Tanner and his brother were particularly skilled and Reg Rouse was also.

Nik Stanbridge

The Lew Estate 1914

  • BCA - 2020.2396
  • Item
  • 1914

This map was produce for the sale of the Lew Estate in 1914.
There used to be a Post Office and a school in Lew, both shown on this map between University Farm and Holy Trinity Church on the main road.

Bampton Community Archive

The Lew Estate 1914

  • BCA - 2022.3833
  • Item
  • 1914

Plan of the Lew Estate, Oxfordshire divided into coloured sections/Lots for sale by auction by Messrs Knight, Frank and Rutley .

Janet Westman

The Ancient System of Farming at Aston by Lloyd Hughes Owen

  • BCA - 2022.3767
  • Item
  • March 24th 1668

type written document by Lloyd Hughes Owen (Historian and Headmaster of Bampton School in 1950's), obviously transcribed from a vellum book written by Thomas Horde Esquire, Lord of the Manor of Aston and Cote in the parish of Bampton for the benefit of his tenants and landlords of Aston setting out the ancient farming system.

Janet Westman

Thatched hayricks

  • BCA - 2021.3183
  • Item
  • 2021

Thatched hayricks

Nik Stanbridge

Thatched hayricks

  • BCA - 2019.2173
  • Item
  • first half twentieth century

Bampton Community Archive

Shadrack 'Shepherd' Hayden 1829-1916

  • BCA - 2022.3722
  • Item
  • 1829 1916

Shadrack Hayden, known as Shadrack 'Shepherd' Hayden was a wonderful singer of folk music at a time when there were still many people who could not read and write and social history was past on very much in folks songs. His life was one of a shepherd and family man and makes for very interesting reading. In the photograph he is seen with one of his grandchildren.
You can hear the wonderful songs Shadrack sang on YouTube

https://youtu.be/Jfeu9JqA5Pg

Janet Rouse

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