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Bradshaw’s Guide

Steventon

Here commences the “Vale of the White Horse,” deriving its singular denomination from the gigantic carving of that useful quadruped, on a high chalky hill beyond—but the cuttings that soon after succeed, “not long, but deep.” effectually screen a very pretty country from the eyes of the traveller, save at occasional intervals, when an elevated embankment offers some transient glimpses.

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Places nearby

  • Berkshire : Reading

    Reading is situated on two small eminences, whose gentle declivities fall into a pleasant vale, through which the branches of the Kennet flow till they unite with the Thames at the extremity of the town.

  • Oxfordshire : Banbury

    Banbury is situated on the river Cherwell; the navigable canal from Coventry to Oxford passes by this town.

  • Oxfordshire : Henley

    Delightfully situated on a sloping bank of the Thames, amid extensive beech woods.