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. There are several villages and hamlets known as Moreton in Oxfordshire, as well as Moreton-in-Marsh just over the border in Gloucestershire. The name Moreton means 'habitation on a marsh'.