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48 High Street, Wheatley, Oxford, OX33 1XX
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Date: 18 June 2022
Now best known for its annual summer Regatta, Henley is a planned medieval market town which owed its early success to the river trade with London, later becoming a fashionable coaching and tourist centre. Starting at the church and the adjoining Chantry House (dendro-dated to 1461), this 2-hour walk will include the waterfront, the medieval market place, and some of the newer streets laid out in the 19th century, taking in medieval timber-framed houses, former inns, smart 18th-century town houses, and more recent additions.
Leader: Simon Townley
Location: Chantry House, Henley
No of Places: 25
Closing Date for Bookings: 12 June 2022
This event is now fully booked
No transport provided.
Broughton Castle and Rousham House
Date: 30 June 2022
Broughton Castle is a medieval fortified manor house in the village of Broughton which is about two miles south-west of Banbury, Oxfordshire. It is the home of the Fiennes family, Barons Saye and Sele. The castle sits on an artificial island in pastureland and is surrounded by a wide moat.
Location: Broughton Castle and Rousham House
No of Places: 28
Closing Date for Bookings: 23 June 2022
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Rousham House, continuously in the ownership of one family, was built circa 1635 and remodelled by William Kent in the 18th century in a free Gothic style. Further alterations were carried out in the 19th century. Guided tours are given by the owning family. Extensive garden and grounds.
£57 per person inclusive of coach transport from Oxford, coffee/tea on arrival at Broughton Castle plus quiche and salad lunch at the end of the visit there.
Date: 30 July 2022
The Wheatley Heritage walk is being repeated for those who did not come on it last time
Leader: Michael Heaton
No of Places: 25
Closing Date for Bookings: 22 July 2022
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OAHS excursions organiser Michael Heaton has immersed himself in the history of Wheatley since moving here 4 years ago. Wheatley has an industrial background from its days of limestone quarrying from the 14th century supplying high quality stone for Windsor Castle and many of the Oxford colleges. This took Wheatley into the top echelon of Oxfordshire villages as shown in the survey of 1334. Evidence of these quarries remains. A few fine dressed stone buildings remain and there are many houses of lesser-quality rubble. As well as having this outcrop, Wheatley also sat on two seams of Kimmeridge clay which resulted in brickworks in the village from 1742 to 1939. Wheatley High Street was also on the main road from London to Oxford via Shotover Plain, bringing considerable passing trade, until re-routed at the end of the 18th century. The influence of this historical past on the current village underlies this tour. The tour will end with tea at the Sun public house (payable on the day), one of three remaining pubs from 15 that have existed over time.
No transport provided. 280 and U1 buses from Oxford High will drop you near the starting point.