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George Shirley


Norham Gardens, Oxford

The warm yellow-brick frontage with gables, out-bracketed oriel, and two lower bay windows, is only mildly Gothic in appearance, without fussy detailing either in the brickwork or stonework over the windows. The steps on the unattached side lead up to an entrance porch adjoining the main building, and pleasantly breaking up its line. The vestibule opens out into a large entrance hall. The room straight ahead of this would then have been the dining room — "the most public room in the house" (Flanders 217). [Commentary continued below]

  • View from back garden
  • Norham Gardens in North Oxford
  • Photograph, caption, and commentary by Jacqueline Banerjee

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