Shiplake shown within Oxfordshire
|Population||1,878 (2001 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
The Church of England parish church of SS Peter and Paul dates from at least the 13th century. In 1869 the Gothic Revival architect G.E. Street rebuilt the chancel, north aisle, parts of the south aisle and replaced the tracery of all the windows.
In 1773 the Thames Navigation Commission built Shiplake Lock on the Thames about 0.5 miles (800 m) downriver from the village. In 1857 the Great Western Railway opened a branch line between Twyford and Henley-on-Thames, crossing the Thames on Shiplake Railway Bridge, about 300 yards (270 m) downstream from Shiplake Lock. The GWR built Shiplake railway station at Lower Shiplake 1 mile (1.6 km) northwest of the village. Lower Shiplake has since grown into the largest settlement in the parish.
Wargrave & Shiplake Regatta
- Barriemore Barlow, former drummer of Jethro Tull, lives in Shiplake.
- Vince Hill, singer, lives in Lower Shiplake.
- Henry Constantine Jennings, the antiquarian, was born in Shiplake and on 15 August 1731 he was baptised in the parish church.
- Simon Kernick, best selling author of crime thrillers, lives in Shiplake
- Gary Moore used to live in Shiplake.
- George Orwell, author of Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four, lived in Shiplake.
- Ian Paice, drummer of rock band Deep Purple, lives in Shiplake.
- Brian Paterson, creator of Foxwood Tales and Zigby, lives in Shiplake.
- Urs Schwarzenbach, the financier, has one of his houses in Lower Shiplake.
- Alfred Tennyson and Emily Sellwood were married in the parish church.
- Baron Phillimore of Shiplake, a local landowning family
- "Area: Shiplake CP (Parish): Parish Headcounts". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 13 March 2010.
- Sherwood, Jennifer; Pevsner, Nikolaus (1974). Oxfordshire. The Buildings of England. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. pp. 755–756. ISBN 0-14-071045-0.
- Oxford Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers, Reading Branch
- Davies, Peter (17 June 2010). "Shiplake SS Peter & Paul". Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers. Central Council of Church Bell Ringers. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
- Jerome, J.K.. "14". Three Men in a Boat. The Literature Network.
- Shiplake College
- Binfield Heath, Oxfordshire
- Shiplake Memorial Hall
- Oxfordshire Federation of Women's Institutes
- Shiplake and Dunsden Dramatic Organisation (SHADDO)
- Shiplake Village Bowling Club
- Shiplake Tennis Club
- Wargrave & Shiplake Regatta
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