Goring Heath shown within Oxfordshire
|Population||1,186 (parish, including Whitchurch Hill) (2001 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Civil parish||Goring Heath|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
|Website||Goring Heath community website|
Goring Heath is a hamlet and civil parish in the Chiltern Hills in South Oxfordshire. The civil parish includes the villages of Whitchurch Hill and Crays Pond and some small hamlets. Goring Heath is about 4 miles (6.4 km) southeast of Goring-on-Thames and about 4.5 miles (7.2 km) northwest of Reading, Berkshire.
In 1724 Henry Alnutt, a lawyer of the Middle Temple in London, established a set of almshouses at Goring Heath. They form three sides of a courtyard, flanking a chapel of the same date. In the 1880s a school was built beside the almshouses in what was intended to be the same architectural style. A post office was added in 1900.
Alnutt also left a continuing income from his estate at Goring Heath to teach, clothe and apprentice boys from five parishes. One of the parishes was Cassington in West Oxfordshire, where Alnutt's charity established a small school for boys. In 1833 the Allnut school was absorbed into a new Cassington parish school, which in 1853 became Cassington's present St. Peter's Church of England primary school.
- "Area: Goring Heath CP (Parish): Parish Headcounts". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 9 March 2010.
- Sherwood & Pevsner, 1974, pages 616-617
- Sherwood & Pevsner, 1974, pages 617
- Crossley & Elrington, 1990, page 53
- Crossley, Alan & C.R. Elrington (eds.); A.P. Baggs, W.J. Blair, Eleanor Chance, Christina Colvin, Janet Cooper, C.J. Day, Nesta Selwyn, S.C. Townley (1990). Victoria County History: A History of the County of Oxford, Volume 12: Wootton Hundred (South) including Woodstock. p. 53. ISBN 978-0-19-722774-9.
- Sherwood, Jennifer; Pevsner, Nikolaus (1974). The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire. Harmondsworth: Penguin. pp. 616–617. ISBN 0-14-071045-0.