Monday 19 July 2021

Islip Village

I visited the village last month to go to the church you see in the background. The village is reportedly the birth place of Edward the Confessor the last Anglo Saxon King of England he died in 1066 which heralded the invasion of England by the Normans. Edward is supposed to have been baptised in the church you see

  Looking across the church green to the church with some stocks awaiting miscreants

On the way through the churchyard to the church you see this thatched cottage, I showed some photos of the work being don on it

After going back the car I took some photos down  the village, this way takes you back to Oxford

Looking the other way the road will take you to Charlton on Otmoor

I went back a second time to get photos in the church and noticed the Thatcher working away on the part shown in the photo I showed a moment ago

He was fitting the last bits of thatch to the roof before fixing the ridge in place

I parked up at the village hall second time

Where above the door is a mosaic of Edward the Confessor. The village halls also doubles as a store and post office

Nearby some of the history can be seen in the playground, a Saxon knight with shield guarding the longboat. The could well have visited the village in one as the place is on the River Ray which flows in to the River Cherwell and that flows into the Thames at Oxford (River Isis)

Nearby is another knight with the church in the background. If you visit the Church Explorer this weekend you will see inside. Take care everyone

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  1. What a lovely village! Thanks so much for sharing these photos at

  2. Thatched roofs are so alien to me.

    1. It would see to be so with quite a few places

  3. How interesting! I don't think I've ever seen a thatcher. Well, except for Margaret on TV.

  4. I've seen a few and they all make me stand back and watch in awe

  5. I would love to visit there, as the old architecture and thatched rooves are such a difference to what I have ever seen. Your photos are so great to see, I'm glad you went back.

    Thanks for your link at My Corner of the World this week!


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