Another place that is well-known to the canal community, but not so well known generally. This is Thrupp, in Oxfordshire. A beautiful stopping point on the Oxford Canal.
All is not quite what it seems, though. The building with the pub sign is not actually the pub. That is off to the left. The Boat Inn was made famous by the TV series “Morse” episode “The Last Enemy” which, of course, was based in the area. The pub was originally called The Axe.
The row of cottages on the left, which extends for some distance, were built by the Oxford Canal Company. This involved the demolition of the existing watermill. Originally built as salt warehouses, before later being converted into housing. In fact, this is the now the major residential part of Thrupp. If you look closely at this end part of the row, you can see the remains of a large door and small window at ground level, and the remains of a loading bay hatch in the upper part, just behind the pub sign.
Thrupp does not have an Anglican Church, instead being part of the Parish of Shipton-on-Cherwell, just slightly to the north. Behind where this picture was taken was a Baptist Chapel, converted from a house in 1876. However, another building was purchased in 1953 in nearby Kidlington, and this chapel reverted back to being a house.
- Taken: 10 Oct 2017
- Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10 MkIIA
- Lens: Olympus 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6
- Focal Length 14mm
- 1/60 Sec
- ISO 200