Older Oxford embedded in Old Oxford

THIS CITY goes back a fair way. Where I lived was the site of a big abbey, Oseney Abbey, which fell at Henry VIII’s Dissolution of the Monasteries.  There’s only a tiny bit of the original abbey left. That’s not counting the stuff carted off from Oseney Abbey to Christ Church college, including the bells, the bells. Rewley Abbey was also trashed, but we were strolling round the area where it once stood. The photo shows some mediaeval architecture embedded into what seems to be Victorian brickwork. ♥

Fragment of Rewley

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