I'm quoting here from my 1942 copy of Arthur Mees' 'Kings England, Oxfordshire' and I do apologise for the picture above, bit of a tussle with the scanner. . .
This area has lots of connections with the Arts and Crafts Movement and Kelmscott in particular is a journey back to those days.
Just about 50 yards down the lane from William Morris' house, is the river Thames and I believe an early morning walk in August is the best time to explore, especially when it's a misty morning.
The fields along the river banks are still and quiet.
Peace. Just me, the birds singing, the water lapping and any minute now , when she's finished chasing rabbits, Rowan.