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Explore England's Past

Post World War II (1945-1999)


After a difficult period in the early-to-mid 19th century, Henley's fortunes revived in the late Victorian and Edwardian period, as the railway and

The present-day Phyllis Court is a stuccoed, Italianate mansion house on Henley's northern edge, built in the early 1840s.

Image: a typical crush of pleasure boats at the 1896 Regatta, viewed from one of house boats which lined the banks for weeks on end.

The buildings along Burford's main streets reflect the town's varied social character, which included gentry and professionals as well as shopkeepe

The Great or Warwick Almshouses, founded 1455-6. (Photo by Mike Hesketh-Roberts, English Heritage)

The ashlar façade of No.

In the late 20th century, planning guidance tried to ensure that new buildings fitted in better with older ones. No.

Despite the early 18th-century style of the window surrounds and a broken pediment above the doorway, this is a mid 19th-century rebuild of an earl

Two cottages here in the 1650s were replaced in the early 18th century by a single farmstead, where malting was carried out long before the establi

Until 1968–9 this was stabling for The Great House.