SP5606 : Risinghurst, Oxford

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

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Risinghurst, Oxford
Risinghurst, Oxford
One of several footpaths leading into the C.S. Lewis Nature Reserve. "The Kilns", the former home of the Lewis brothers and their dependent, Mrs Janie Moore, lies immediately behind the photographer's right shoulder. When this trio jointly purchased their
new home in 1930 the suburb of Risinghurst did not exist and this now-asphalted cul-de-sac was a rough track leading to the site of a former brickworks and several flooded former clay pits. In purchasing their 'new' home they also bought the surrounding 8 acres of untended woodland to ensure their privacy. This boundary fence did not exist in the pre-1940s and C.S. Lewis is said to have enjoyed the freedom to walk, think and swim on his 'estate' over the years, as presumably did some of the evacuees that this trio of adults hosted during WWII?
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Date Taken
Thursday, 1 August, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 3 August, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Sport, Leisure  Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Suburb, Urban fringe  People, Events  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 5603 0673 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:45.3879N 1:11.3792W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 5603 0674
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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Nature Reserve  Former Clay Pits  C.S. Lewis-Related Site 

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