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Tuesday, 23rd May, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Visit to the Kilns (CS Lewis house)

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The Kilns, also known as CS Lewis House, is the house in Risinghurst, Oxford, where the author wrote all of his Narnia books and other classics. The house itself was featured in the Narnia books and Lewis’s gardener at The Kilns, Fred Paxford, is said to have inspired the character of Puddlegium the Marshwiggle in The Silver Chair.

The Kilns was built in 1922 on the site of a former brickworks as bought by CS Lewis, his brother Warren Lewis, and Janie Moore. Maureen Dunbar, Janie Moore’s daughter, also lived there. CS Lewis wrote of the house: ‘I never hoped for the like’. Janie Moore was the mother of Lewis’s university friend Paddy Moore, who had been killed in the First World War.

The house is in what is now called Lewis Close, south of Kiln Lane. The Kilns is currently owned and operated by the CS Lewis Foundation, which runs it as the Study Centre at the Kilns.

The CS Lewis Foundation is a not-for-profit and a registered charity in the U.K.

The optional lunch will be held at the Talk House, Stanton St John. Please let us know if you wish to join us for lunch so that we can book a table.

To book contact Dr Jan Carter or ring 01865 848528 or Tim Hallchurch 01865 377099


Tuesday, 23rd May
11:30 am - 12:30 pm


Oxford Branch
01865 848528

Ticket Prices

Member Ticket price
£15.50 for guided tour
Non-Member Ticket price


CS Lewis House
Kiln Lane
Oxford, England OX3 8JD United Kingdom
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