A close-up of Bletchingdon Hall with its imposing, yet elegant, columns. This photo is taken from the drive or private road which leads to the right to the coach house and stables, and church and graveyard. To the left, the private road dwindles to a path which leads to the village proper.
It seems that some members of the Annesley family were rather ruthless characters. Take for example, Richard Annesley (1694-1761) who inherited the title after the death of his brother Arthur by having Arthur's young son James Annesley (1715-1760) shipped to America as a slave.