Bodleian Old Library – Oxford

The Bodleian Library is the main research library of the University of Oxford, and is one of the oldest libraries in Europe, and derives its name from its founder, Sir Thomas Bodley. With over 13 million printed items, it is the second-largest library in Britain after the British Library. Under the Legal Deposit Libraries ActContinue reading “Bodleian Old Library – Oxford”

Herrick Almshouses – Woodhouse (Leicestershire)

This building is 4 separate cottages that were built as almshouses. They were built in 1856 at the request of a Miss Herrick. They have the inscription ‘Offer unto God thanksgiving’. The Herrick family have played an important role in the village since 1615. This was when William Herrick gave a pulpit to St Mary’sContinue reading “Herrick Almshouses – Woodhouse (Leicestershire)”