Oxford Local Historian
Mark Davies is an Oxford local historian, author, public speaker, guide, and publisher specialising in the history of non-University Oxford, with a particular focus on the city’s waterways. In this podcast Mark takes a look at the history of Medley Manor and its connections to empire as well as his own family history.
Visit Mark Davies website: http://oxfordwaterwalks.co.uk/
*Please note Medley Manor is now a working farm so there is no public access.
Medley Manor Timeline
1720 – purchase by Benjamanin Swete
1744 – ownership passed to Swete family of Cork on Benjamin’s death, then to related Lucas family
1764 – purchase by Matthew Leslie senior from Jasper Lucas
1773 – demolition of Medley House
1779 – inherited by Matthew Leslie junior on death of his uncle
1792 – sold by Matthew Leslie