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Godstow

GODSTOW, a village in the parish of Woolvercott, hundred of Wootton, county Oxford, 3 miles N.E. of Oxford. It is situated on the banks of the Thames, and has some traces of a nunnery founded in the 12th century by Editha, wife of Sir W. Launcelne. It is said that Henry I. here met Rosamond Clifford, surnamed the “Fair,” for the first time. After her death she was interred within the walls of the above establishment, first near the altar, and afterwards in the chapter house, which, still stands, but her bones were disinterred at the Reformation.

The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003
 


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