Rimmer was an artist and architectural historian - he published many books examining historic buildings, illustrating them himself. He published 'Pleasant Spots Around Oxford' in 1878, for which this is a prepatory sketch. The published engravings were done by Percy Roberts after Rimmer's sketches. Eynsham is a village north-west of Oxford with Anglo-Saxon origins. The market cross pictured here dates from around 1300 and is a historic Scheduled Monument.