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Oxfordshire

The View from Great Bourton towards Cropredy, Oxfordshire

This photograph was taken after walking down the hill from All Saints parish church. You come to the edge of the village and this is the view down to Cropredy.

It was this distance, and back, the parishioners walked every Sunday until 1863. According to the details pinned up in the porch, the original nave had been converted into a schoolmaster's house, with the choir used as the schoolroom.

Several villages on the scarp of the Cotswolds have similar narrow steep streets, stone cottages, and elevated churches.

Contributed by Heather Cotton