SP5305 : Churchyard of St Mary and St John

taken 10 years ago, near to Oxford, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

Churchyard of St Mary and St John
Churchyard of St Mary and St John
This church which stands on the corner of Leopold Street and Cowley Road was founded by Father Benson of the Oxford Movement in 1875 and was constructed by degrees over succeeding years. It remains High Anglican in style.
The churchyard, which used to be somewhat disreputable, is of particular interest:
"The geometrical pathways, which divide the area up into fourteen sections, were planted with pollarded limes and Irish yew. In addition, there are some Corsican pines and, in the southern-most plot, two very fine Wellingtonias. Indeed, the importance of the churchyard as an arboretum for the Cowley parish cannot be underestimated. Furthermore, the 1870 landscape remains entire, as well as the pathways and the axial avenues. It would not be an exaggeration to say that the churchyard of St Mary & St John's is a microcosm of a typical municipal cemetery of the mid-nineteenth century."
There is an immense variety of memorials too; more about this interesting churchyard can be found here LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Thursday, 6 March, 2008   (more nearby)
Thursday, 13 March, 2008
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 531 054 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:44.7087N 1:13.8682W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 531 054
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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