Henry Taunt Collection


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Henry Taunt Collection

The following black and white photographs are from the Henry W Taunt collection. Henry William Taunt, 1842-1922, was an Oxford-based professional photographer. He photographed mainly in Oxford, Oxfordshire and the River Thames, though surrounding counties are also well represented. His subjects were mostly tourist views, though he also recorded architecture and social history.

The following photographs are reproduced courtesy of the Oxfordshire County Council Photographic Archive [the first two photographs] and English Heritage [the remaining photographs].

Click on the logo above to find information about the archive and to access the necessary order forms for high resolution copies.

Click on the thumbnail photos below for full size versions.


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Caption:  Nine photographs of the town compiled on a poster, including the churches of St Sampson and St Mary and the small bridge of the River Thames.

Date Taken:  1883

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Caption:  The south porch of the church, originally dating to the Norman period, with the churchyard beyond. The church was greatly restored in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Date Taken:  1883

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Caption:  The 14th century cross complete with all its sculpture in the four-sided lantern head, standing in the yard of the originally Norman church with its east wall facing onto the street.

Date Taken:  1883

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Caption:  The exterior of the church, which has Anglo-Saxon foundations but many later alterations, taken from the south east.

Date Taken:  1860 - 1922

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Caption:  The exterior of the church from the south-east, a small originally Norman church with its east end on the street. The church has been much restored, with the east window dating to 1862-3.

Date Taken:  1883

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Caption:  The interior of the church looking east toward the Norman chancel arch. The arcades with octagonal piers and moulded four-centre arches are Perpendicular late medieval in style.

Date Taken:  1883