FROM THE CURATE’S HOUSE: I received this image by email in the last couple of days. It came with a covering note from an agriculturalist in the Canberra area. He writes:
Hello from Australia. I recently purchased at a local trash and treasure market in Canberra an album of paintings by Alice Poyser (possibly b 185# married c 1876.) The paintings are of Switzerland, Belgium and Oxford. One of the paintings is of St Mary’s Iffley as attached. I see that in the painting from June 1874 there was still a large Yew tree in front of the church. I thought it might be of interest to you and the parishioners. Best wishes.
For more on the exterior of the building, including the yew tree, go to Ron Cosford’s architecture pages.