SP5107 : 10 Park Town, Oxford, with blue plaque to Sarah Angelina Acland

taken 1 year ago, near to Marston, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

10 Park Town, Oxford, with blue plaque to Sarah Angelina Acland
10 Park Town, Oxford, with blue plaque to Sarah Angelina Acland
10 Park Town, formerly Clevedon House, was the home of Sarah Angelina Acland (1849-1930) from 1901 to her death. She was a photographer, producing famous portrait studies, and in particular a pioneer of colour photography. She was the daughter of Sir Henry Wentworth Dyke Acland (1815-1900), the Regius Professor of Medicine, and was part of the intellectual circles of Oxford at this time: the Acland children were friends with the Liddell sisters and, like them, were photographed by Lewis Carroll, whilst John Ruskin boarded with the Aclands whilst a student in Oxford and remained a friend all his life (and the subject of one of Sarah Acland's most famous images). More detail about Sarah can be found at LinkExternal link and LinkExternal link ; information about Henry Wentworth Dyke Acland is at LinkExternal link.
Park Town, Oxford
Park Town is a small enclave of Regency-style villas and terraces that looks a little like a piece of Bath dropped into the middle of the predominantly Gothic-revival villas of North Oxford.
Blue Plaques
A blue plaque is a permanent sign installed in a public place to commemorate a link between that location and a famous person or event, serving as a historical marker.

The world's first blue plaques were erected in London, England in the nineteenth century to mark the homes and workplaces of famous people.
The original blue plaque scheme started in the 1860s, is now run by English Heritage in London. It is believed to be the oldest such scheme in the world.
There are currently about 850 plaques in London.
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SP5107, 308 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 4 May, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 29 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Primary Subject of Photo
House 
House (from Tags)
Victorian 
Tree (from Tags)
Monkey Puzzle 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 5116 0773 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:45.9552N 1:15.6034W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 5115 0775
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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