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Iffley Church And Mill

Iffley Church And Mill

Photographer: Sedgfield, William Russell

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1868

Shelfmark: 10358.d.2

Item number: 42

Length: 10.8

Width: 9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"Two miles above Sandford, the square tower of Iffley Church comes in sight, above the picturesque old mill. This church is considered one of the finest and most perfect specimens of early Norman architecture in the kingdom, and its west door especially, with its elaborate dog's-tooth mouldings, is an example of that style, very generally quoted in architectural books. The font, which is of black marble, square and very large, is believed to be as old as the church.

Iffley is the usual starting point for the Oxford boat races, and Folly Bridge their terminus. Some of the college barges, where the crews equip themselves, and from the decks of which their privileged friends have a good view of the races, are seen in their stations against the bank of Christchurch meadows."

Descriptive letterpress from the book 'The Thames Illustrated by Photographs'

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