SP3519 : Once it stood to collect 2-Charlbury, Oxon

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

Once it stood to collect 2-Charlbury, Oxon
Once it stood to collect 2-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. This is Tollhouse Cottage, a 19th century building by the Charlbury Turnpike Trust. There is an unverified story that the four small windows were for the Home Guard, in the event of a German invasion during World War 2. The Home Guard was known as Local Defence Volunteers, until someone pointed out that LDV also stood for 'Look, Duck, Vanish'.
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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 3541 1954
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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River Evenlode  Tollhouse  River Bridge  Charlbury Turnpike Trust  19th Century Tollhouse 

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