An illustrated history and guide
Edited by Charles Keighley
A history and guide for visitors and residents alike. The only book of its kind.
The book describes the evolution and natural history of the royal hunting forest of Wychwood, its legends, industries and folklore.
The area covered is bordered by, or includes, the towns of Woodstock, Chipping Norton, Eynsham, Witney, Charlbury and Burford.
The medieval forest (Beryl Schumer)
Disafforestation in the nineteenth century (Kate Tiller)
Local forest industries (Richard Bidgood)
Wychwood legends, stories and folklore (Christine Bloxham)
Flora and fauna (Alan Spicer)
The Wychwood Project (Belinda Flitter and Alan Spicer)
Evidence of Wychwood’s historic landscape (Mary Webb)
Three guided walks (Alan Spicer)
A gazetteer of the towns and villages (Charles Keighley)
With a foreword by the Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire
Includes about 100 photographs and line drawings, and two colour plates
Royalties from the sale of this book go to the Friends of Wychwood, who support the Wychwood Project. The Project aims to raise awareness of, and appreciation for, the history and identity of Wychwood and to conserve and restore the special character and habitats of the local forest landscape.
£8.99 pbk 168pp 978-1-902279-09-1