Eye and Dunsden

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Farmland and woodland in the parish of Eye and Dunsden

Eye and Dunsden is a largely rural civil parish in the most southern part of English county of Oxfordshire.[1]

It includes the villages of Sonning Eye, Dunsden Green and Playhatch and borders on the River Thames with the village of Sonning in Berkshire connected via Sonning Bridge just over the river to the south. Before 1866, Eye & Dunsden was part of the trans-county parish of Sonning.[citation needed]

To the west, it abuts the growing Berkshire town of Reading. To the east lies the Oxfordshire parish of Shiplake. Sonning Common and the relatively newly created parish of Binfield Heath lie to the north.

Caversham Lakes, including the Thames and Kennet Marina, Redgrave Pinsent Rowing Lake, Reading Sailing Club, Isis Water Ski Club, and Sonning Works, are all on the Thames flood plain within the parish. Berry Brook starts close to the Redgrave-Pinsent Rowing Lake to the southwest, running northeast through the River Thames floodplain past Playhatch, under the B478 Playhatch Road near the Sonning Works, before joining the river at Hallsmead Ait. Eye & Dunsden also includes attractively wooded parts of the Chiltern Hills and rolling farmland.


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Coordinates: 51°29′06″N 0°55′34″W / 51.485°N 0.926°W / 51.485; -0.926