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. Steventon is a village in Oxfordshire, although it was formerly in Berkshire. The Causeway is a medieval cobbled path and former road nearly a mile long running through the village. It links the church with the main road.