Tagged with Highways and Byways of Oxford

Cotswold Wool Trade

Another snippet from Highways and Byways of Oxford and the Cotswolds: ‘Before the Norman Conquest it is not likely that sheep-farming on any scale was carried on. the few fleeces raised on each manor would suffice to supply the rough cloth or frieze that formed the country dress of the lord and his dependents. The … Continue reading

Cotswold Crosses

Another piece from Highways and Byways of Oxford and the Cotswolds by H A Evans: “In the churchyard [of Yarnton] you will find a cross of a design more than ordinarily elaborate; on the base are sculptured 4 knights kneeling on one knee, and canopied figures of ecclesiastics on the shaft; another cross, almost identical … Continue reading