Merryville was the name William Kimber gave to the house he built and lived in, at 42 St Anne's Road, Headington. It was awarded a blue plaque in 2011.
The children from Wood Farm were really excited to discover that Kimber was born in a cottage only a couple of minutes walk from their school. They were also fascinated by the fact that he was a builder, and built houses for himself to live in as well as for others.
Here is a map they created to show the important landmarks in the story of Bill Kimber. Click the rectangular icon at the top right to view full screen.