SP5606 : Risinghurst, Oxford

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

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Risinghurst, Oxford
Risinghurst, Oxford
A flooded former claypit in the C.S. Lewis Nature Reserve. Lewis' former home is a 1-2 minute walk away behind the photographer. Prior to his purchase of the house in 1920 clay had been extracted from several pits on this 8 acre site and this was made into bricks in kilns that existed on the site "The Kilns". In 1969 the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Naturalists’ Trust, (now The Wildlife Trust) was given this land by Mrs Dora Stephen in memory of her husband Henry. C.S. Lewis apparently enjoyed skinny-dipping, walking and thinking in these woods and it has been suggested that this wild habitat provided the inspiration for his "Chronicles of Narnia", a tale that he began writing for some of the young evacuees from London that he, his brother Warren ("Warnie") and Mrs Janie Moore hosted at "The Kilns" in 1939. "The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe" was completed and published nine years later in 1948.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 1 August, 2013   (more nearby)
Saturday, 3 August, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Sport, Leisure  Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Suburb, Urban fringe  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 5600 0668 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:45.3611N 1:11.4058W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 5601 0668
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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C.S. Lewis-Related Site  Former Clay Pits 

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