Pencil drawings by John Preston Neale of Oxfordshire views, county seats and churches

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Pencil drawings by John Preston Neale of Oxfordshire views, county seats and churches.

Includes drawings of: Enstone, 1822; Dorchester, n.d.; Blenheim Palace, 1822-3; Charlbury, 1814; Cokethorpe Park, 1824; Caversham Park, 1824; Glympton Park, 1822; Ditchley Park, 1822; Shirburn Castle, 1816; Stonor Park, 1822; St. Peter in the East, Oxford, 1824; St. Mary the Virgin, Oxford, 1824; St. Mary Magdalen, Oxford, 1824; Chipping Norton church, 1814; Iffley mill, 1826; Witney church, 1814; barn at Nettlebed, n.d.; Dorchester church, 1816, 1824; Bicester, 1826; Eynsham, 1814; 'Four Shires Stone', Chastleton, 1814; Henley, 1817; Benson, 1816; and Thame, 1816.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Preston Neale (1780-1847) was an architectural draughtsman. See the Dictionary of National Biography for further details.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk).

Acquisition Information

Bought by the Library, Christie's, 24 March 1982, lot 103.

Note

Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Bibliography

See John Preston Neale Views of the seats of noblemen and gentlemen III, (1st series, 1818-23), plates 55, 57-9, 65; John Preston Neale Views of the seats of noblemen and gentlemen, I (2nd series, 1824-9), plates 31-2; and John Preston Neale and John Le Keux Views of the most interesting collegiate and parochial churches II (1825), plates 5-6, 8 and 10.