SP3519 : Once it stood to collect 1-Charlbury, Oxon

taken 6 years ago, near to Charlbury, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

Once it stood to collect 1-Charlbury, Oxon
Once it stood to collect 1-Charlbury, Oxon
The name Charlbury - Ceorl's bury (?) is said to date from Anglo Saxon times. This village beside the River Evenlode once hosted many trades and was a centre of the glove-making industry from the 1800s to the 1960s. There was once an annual fair, held on a number of sites in the village, but this was stopped in 1857 when the proceedings became too rowdy. Sadly the YHA vanished from the place some years ago. In the churchyard is the grave of a man who was killed during the making of the railway 'by a fall of earth in Sydenhams Mead'. This is Tollhouse Cottage, built in the 19th century by the Charlbury Turnpike Trust to collect tolls on the Dyers Hill entrance to the village.
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SP3519, 104 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 11 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 1 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Boundary, Barrier  Village, Rural settlement  Roads, Road transport 
Place (from Tags)
Oxfordshire  Charlbury  Dyers Hill  Cotswolds  Oxfordshire Cotswolds 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 3542 1954 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:52.3988N 1:29.2154W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 3543 1955
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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Tollhouse  River Evenlode  19th Century Tollhouse  Charlbury Turnpike Trust  River Bridge 

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