Bletchingdon Hall viewed from the B4027, on the way to the village. The Hall is set to one side of the village, and from this angle does not show the estate buildings which surround it, or the nearby parish church, St Giles.
The first Viscount Valentia was Francis Annesley (Baron Mountnorris) who was Secretary of State under Richard Cromwell and received the title of Viscount Valentia in 1642. Much later, in 1917, the title became Baron Annesley of Bletchingdon.
The Annesley family seem to have alternated the majority of their baptisms between England and Ireland.