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Nuneham Courtenay

Nuneham Courtenay is a village in Oxfordshire, close to the River Thames and 5 miles from Oxford.

Most of the cottages were built as a planned estate village by Earl Harcourt in the 1760s, to replace earlier cottages which spoilt his view.

The Arboretum covers 55 acres, and is now owned by Oxford University. Within the park are the 18th century Nuneham Courtenay Hall, an 18th century church and a conduit which formerly stood at the Carfax in Oxford.

The destruction of the earlier cottages provided Oliver Goldsmith with the theme for his poem "The Deserted Village".

Places in Nuneham Courtenay

Nuneham Courtenay