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Issue 70 Summer 2017

OBR news | AGM report | Walk about Ascott-under-Wychwood | Writing up the Chipping Norton project | Dates in brick | Anthill floors | More on Salisbury Cathedral | Forthcoming events

Issue 69 Spring 2017

OBR news - AGM - subscriptions due | OBR/OAHS Lecture - C16 decorative plasterwork | OBR Presentation Day | VAG Winter Conference reports | Forthcoming events | Erratum

Issue 68 Autumn/Winter 2016

OBR news - an opportunity to contribute | A wheelwright’s stock in 1723 | Recording Town Buildings weekend at Rewley House | Farm buildings in South Wales | Forthcoming events

Issue 67 Summer 2016

OBR news | Walk around Crowmarsh Gifford | The Valuation Office Surveys and Field books, 1910-15 | Mud and stud cottages | More on probate documents | Enriching the National Heritage list | Latest VCH Oxfordshire publication - 25% discount for OBR members | Forthcoming events

Issue 66 Spring 2016

OBR news | Forthcoming AGM | The beauty of cob | Book review, and further comment | Where are they? | Dendrodating elm | A Place in the Sun | Forthcoming events: OBR AGM Crowmarsh Gifford Sun 15 May and Oxfordshire Past Day Abingdon Sat 4 June

Issue 65 Winter 2016

OBR news - Renewed call for excursions organiser | Vernacular revivals | Historic Farm Buildings Group Chilterns conference | “Great barn” at Harmondsworth | OBR Presentation Day | OBR / OAHS annual lecture | Book review | 2014 OBR accounts | Forthcoming events

Issue 64 Autumn 2015

OBR news | OBR on Facebook | Call for excursions organiser | Haseley Court and Haseley Manor | Trullo buildings in Southern Italy | Where is it? Help needed to identify a country house | Forthcoming events

Issue 63 Summer 2015

Newsletter news | A walk around Bloxham | Two pleasure palaces in west London | Vernacular buildings in Brittany | John Branche; carpenter - and innovator? | In praise of Ballenberg | Scotches: What were they for? | How many trees to build a house? | Annual General Meeting | Forthcoming events

Issue 62 Spring 2015

Newsletter news | Yelford Manor | Abingdon Buildings and People | Meers Parcel, Blewbury | An Australian Longhouse | Remembering Oliver Rackham | AGM | Details of excursion to Syon House and Strawberry Hill | Forthcoming events

Issue 61 Winter 2015

Secretary's note - first newsletter sent by email - introducing the new editor for the next editions - time to renew subscriptions | Curved scissor-braces | Louvred ventilation | Forthcoming events

Issue 60 Autumn 2014

Recent Recording: Appleton Manor; 166-8 High Street Burford; Bury Knowle Barn, Oxford | OBR Checkendon Excursion: the church and some exciting barns and cottages – medieval to 1907 | Wall Paintings Symposium: insights into our ancestors’ interior decor | Nzulezu Stilt Settlement, Ghana: what our Secretary did on (last year’s) holidays ... | Editorial: goodbye to the hard-copy Newsletter, hello to the all-colour electronic one. (Editor still needed!).

Issue 59 Summer 2014

Curved Scissor-braces Hypothesis for a locally important feature | Gloucestershire VAG Conference Always something new (old?) to catch the imagination | Watlington Walkabout & AGM minutes Exploring a little known corner of Oxfordshire.

Issue 58 Spring 2014

Chipping Norton Early Fabric The new project with English Heritage is well under way | Recent Recording Cogges Stables left us with some questions | Leicester VAG Conference Getting down to the details | 18th century Barn Plans Unusual survival of specifications for farm buildings | Membership reminder. Yes, it’s that time of year again | Committee vacancy We need more volunteers to help run the group.

Issue 57 Winter 2013

Chipping Norton Early Fabric Launch of a new collaborative project with English Heritage | Pevsner phone app Vernacular buildings enter the digital age | Presentation Day at Chipping Norton Reports of our walking tour and annual members day | Recent Recording An active season and buildings spanning 800 years | Membership reminder. Yes, it’s that time of year again | Treasurer vacancy We need to enrol some help.

Issue 56 Autumn 2013

Tree ring dating Berrick Salome church tower First of an occasional series featuring OBR’s involvement | City of London A walking tour of the City’s historic buildings and some quirky corners | Oxford Inns and Taverns A walking tour of the city’s historic drinking establishments

Issue 55 Summer 2013

More Lost Buildings found | Witney in the rain AGM & guided town walk | Bradford on Avon was drier An OBR trip to Wiltshire | Recent Recording more local buildings

Issue 54 Spring 2013

Help wanted valuable resources need sorting and cataloguing | More Lost Buildings | Presentation Day, Ewelme | Italy October 2012 part 2 | Recent Recording | Forthcoming events

Issue 53 Winter 2012/13

Scotch Notches Further thoughts and questions | OBR trip to Hook Norton Brewing | More Lost Buildings | Italy October 2012 | Copyright status of OBR reports | Membership renewal | Important new books on Vernacular Buildings /Local buildings

Issue 52 Autumn 2012

Recording Day at Ewelme Saturday 13 October Old Mill House | Recording Day at Watlington Town Hall | Scotch Notches | Gloucester visit report | More Lost Buildings | Recent Recording 84 St Aldates, Oxford | Volume XVII VCH launch

Issue 51 Summer 2012

OBR visit to Dorchester-on-Thames | OBR Annual Report & town walk, Deddington Report and AGM Minutes | More Lost Buildings | Membership Renewal | Ewelme Recording progress report | Recent Recording, Street House, Long Wittenham & 84A St Aldates, Oxford. | Recording Walled Gardens | Demise of Abingdon Buildings Record | Friends of Oxfordshire History Centre launch | Book Collections available to OBR members

Issue 50 Spring 2012

OBR AGM and town walk, Deddington | OBR recording day at Street House, Long Wittenham | Lost Buildings of Oxfordshire | Service Rooms in Oxfordshire buildings | VCH Volume 16 Henley, Review | Ewelme Recording | Recent Recording

Issue 49 Winter 2011/12

OBR Members’ Presentations Day | Relieving Arches A range of solutions to a widespread builder’s problem | Crown Strut Roofs in Henley A solution to another builder’s problem? | VCH Ewelme Project Opportunities to join in a joint VCH/OBR initiative | Website News | Membership Renewal | More recording at The Long Gallery, Abingdon Abbey | Professional Experience Could you broaden your skills?

Issue 48 Autumn 2011

Recent recording | Report of VAG Conference on 18th century buildings | VCH Volume XVI (Henley on Thames & Environs) launch | OBR Members’ Presentations Day Sunday 27 November

Issue 47 Summer 2011

VAG Spring Conference April 2011 A successful conclusion | Wallingford AGM and town walk May 2011 | Whitchurch Silk Mill and town walk | OBR outing to Wheatley Mill and Rectory | John Steane Retirement Dinner | Recording Day at Enstone Mill

Issue 46 Spring 2011

VAG Spring Conference | Rebuilding Littleworth Part 2 | Recent Recording: Facy’s Store, Henley-on-Thames | VAG Winter Conference report: Service buildings and servants accommodation | Book Reviews: An Historical Atlas of Oxfordshire and The Origins of Oxford Street Names

Issue 45 Winter 2010/11

VAG Spring Conference April 2011 | Exploring Littleworth – 19th C rural buildings | Update on Springview Plans | Have you looked at our website recently? | OBR in North Oxfordshire | An Historical Atlas of Oxfordshire | Blewbury Presentations Day

Issue 44 Autumn 2010

Recording Day, Abingdon Abbey | OBR Presentations Day, Blewbury | Report on OBR Excursion to Coleshill | What’s in a Name? An Illustrated Glossary – Introducing an occasional series on understanding buildings | Recent Recording

Issue 43 Summer 2010

OBR Excursion to Coleshill | Recording Day Steventon | Abingdon – unique shoe repair workshop closes | Springview 2010 report | Training Days Bookings | Documentary research for Steventon | Wheatley Windmill | Tewkesbury Tour | OBR AGM minutes and report on St Thomas’ Oxford walking tour | Recent Recording

Issue 42 Spring 2010

Springview 2010 | OAHS to report on Listed Buildings consent applications | Cherwell Dovecotes Volunteers needed | Concealments – Introducing a new initiative to record deliberately hidden objects | OBR AGM and St Thomas’ Oxford tour | Recent Recording ‘The Old Bell’, Henley-on-Thames | Oxfordshire History Website | Recording Days | Training Days

Issue 41 Winter 2009

Henley Book Launch | Training programme: your views needed | OBR Presentation Day: Shipton-under-Wychwood walkabout and talkabout | Markets and Market Places | Vernacular Buildings in Normandy | OBR Excursions

Issue 40 Autumn 2009

OBR Presentation Day | Blewbury buildings | Ceiling joists in Henley | Marlborough report | Historic Farm Buildings Group: The High Weald of Kent and Sussex | Members questionnaire

Issue 39 Summer 2009

OBR excursion to Malborough | Buildings and Farming: past, present and future | The Shaven Crown, Shipton-under-Wychwood | Faringdon AGM report | Time Team at Burford Priory | OPT Open Doors | WWW volunteer for the Burford Probate Project | Mystery water trough

Issue 38 Spring 2009

From Attic to Cellar | AGM and town walk, Faringdon | Recording days: East Hagbourne and Shipton-under-Wychwood | OPT Open Doors | Lawrences, Blewbury | Time Team at Radcot | OBR goes East | Chalk as a building material | The Weald & Downland Museum revisited

Issue 37 Winter 2008/09

Membership update | Presentation Day at Great Tew | Books to borrow | From Attic to Cellar | OAHS building officer | Harpsden Court

Issue 36 Autumn 2008

Presentation Day at Great Tew | Exhibitions | The Great Barn at Ashbury Manor | Home Farm House at Charlton-on-Otmoor | Harpsden Court | Oak Bark tannery in Devon | Vernacular Interiors | Ancient hedgerows as property boundaries

Issue 35 Summer 2008

OBR takes on a new role as Educator | The Malthouse and Old White Hart, Henley | John Coombes House, Oxford | Burford Book Launch | Time Team at Radcot | Exploring Charlbury | Ramsden Parish Domesday Project

Issue 34 Spring 2008

AGM at Charlbury | John Steane Day | OAHS/OBR Lecture by Paul Barnwell | The Charlbury Initiative | Time Team at Radcot | Recent Recording | Building a WWW Presence | Electronic Resources | Forthcoming Events

Issue 33 Winter 2007/08

Spring 2011 VAG Conference | Building a WWW Presence | Threats to the VCH and Cogges | OBR Goes West - Again | Recent Recording | Hathaway's in Abingdon | Electronic Sources for Oxfordshire Building Historians

Issue 32 Autumn 2007

Woodchester Mansion and Frocester Court Farm | A Drying Kiln in Henley | Childrey Recording Day | Split Beam Truss | An Interesting Roof in North Stoke

Issue 31 Summer 2007

Recording/Training Days | AGM and Wantage Walkabout | Oxford, Corpus Christi and Coombe House | OBR Goes West | Oxpast 2007

Issue 30 Spring 2007

Lines and Curves | Yet More About Rats and Pigeons | Naval Timbers | Burford Volunteers Day | Denchworth Manor | 81 The Causeway, Steventon

Issue 29 Winter 2006/7

The Green Man Trail | More About Rats and Pigeons | Presentation Day | The Old Rectory, Checkendon | Myrtle Cottage, Kidlington

Issue 28 Autumn 2006

Kelmscott 2006 | Rats and Pigeons | Drawing Tutorials | Inns Taverns and Public Houses

Issue 27 Summer 2006

Adventures of an Exhibition | The West Legacy | AGM and Banbury Town Walk | Ashbury Manor | No.1 High Street, Abingdon | Useful Websites

Issue 26 Spring 2006

Recording Days at Kelmscott | Historic Thatch | Oxford's West End

Issue 25 Winter 2005/6

Diffusion and Invention: Vernacular Building in England and the New World | 12 Ock Street, Abingdon | Sundial House, Great Haseley | Presentation Day

Issue 24 Autumn 2005

Invitation to OBR Presentation Day | Hampshire Excursion | Window Tax | Photographic Training Day | Recent Recording

Issue 23 Summer 2005

Oxfordshire Buildings Record wins second Awards for All Grant | VCH Burford Project | Granary at Caswell | 5th AGM

Issue 22 Spring 2005

Lower Berrick Farm – denrochronology | Oxford City Group | Burford Project | Wheatley Local History Day | Ock Street Then and Now

Issue 21 Winter 2004/5

Visit to Michelmersh Brickworks | Presentation Day | Vernacular Buildings and Hearth Tax | Witney Buildings in the VCH

Issue 20 Autumn 2004/3

Chalgrove Visit | Scarfe and Cranks | Radley Old Vicarage | Signet Farmhouse | Recording Farm Features | Carpenter's Cutting List for 3-bay House

Issue 19 Summer 2004

2004 Annual General Meeting | Village Appraisals and Maps | Curiouser and Curiouser | Princes Manor Farm, Harwell

Issue 18 Spring 2004

Cherwell District Dovecotes | OAHS Dendrochronology Project | Abingdon Buildings Record

Issue 17 Winter 2003/04

A Small House in Abingdon | Visit to Chalgrove Manor | South Oxfordshire DC Building Plans | Rowstock Field Barns | Presentation Day

Issue 16 Autumn 2003

Farm Buildings | Burford Project | Visit to Chiltern Open Air Museum

Issue 15 Summer 2003

AGM Mapledurham House | Visit to Chiltern Open Air Museum

Issue 14 Spring 2003

SODC Building Control Plans | VAG Winter Conference December 2002 | Oxfordshire Farm Buildings Survey

Issue 3 Spring 2000

Launch of OBR | Church Farm House, Dry Sandford | Reports from the villages | Architecture & salvage

Issue 1 Autumn 1999

Inaugural issue of The Oxon Recorder | Priory Farm, Cold Norton