SU2598 : View west from Kelmscott Manor, Oxfordshire

taken 11 months ago, near to Kelmscott, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

View west from Kelmscott Manor, Oxfordshire
View west from Kelmscott Manor, Oxfordshire
This view shows part of the manor house which started life in the late 16th century. Over the years it has been extended as times and requirements changed. Its current owners are the Society of Antiquaries who took it over from Oxford University in the early 1960s. The most famous resident was William Morris, artist and designer, who lived here as a tenant from 1871 until his death in 1896. Also resident here for a three year period from 1871 until 1874 was the artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Morris's wife Jane was quite free with her favours which she shared between her husband and Rossetti at least for the time Rossetti lived here. Jane purchased the house in 1913 only to die a year later. Their daughter May moved in permanently in 1923 living here with a female companion until she died in 1938. It was May who bequeathed the property to Oxford University. The house now is much as it was left on May's death. Listed Grade I LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 7 June, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 9 June, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Country estates  People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 250 988 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:41.2873N 1:38.3245W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 250 988
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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