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South-West View of Medley House, Oxon.5th Aug 1846

South-West View of Medley House, Oxon.5th Aug 1846

Artist: Buckler

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1849

Shelfmark: Additional MS 36426

Item number: f3

Length: 18.5

Width: 26.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

Medley was a medieval manor, to the north west of Oxford and ust outside the jurisdiction of the city government. There was a manor house here, which in 1509 became the house of the Abbot of Osney. It was closely associated with the nearby hamlet of Binsey. In the 18th century it was a popular for townsfolk to walk to Medley and Binsey across the Port Meadow and the owners of the Medley estate ran a public house here. In about 1723, the owner Benjamin Sweet built a house here. It had a symmetrical east front of 5 bays and a walled garden running down to the River Thames. By 1829 the Medley estate was owned by William Tuckwell.

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