Lower Assendon

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Lower Assendon
Lower Assendon is located in Oxfordshire
Lower Assendon
Lower Assendon
Location within Oxfordshire
OS grid referenceSU744846
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHenley-on-Thames
Postcode districtRG9
Dialling code01491
PoliceThames Valley
FireOxfordshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
WebsiteThe Parish of Bix & Assendon
List of places
UK
England
Oxfordshire
51°33′18″N 0°55′41″W / 51.555°N 0.928°W / 51.555; -0.928Coordinates: 51°33′18″N 0°55′41″W / 51.555°N 0.928°W / 51.555; -0.928

Lower Assendon is a village in the Assendon valley in the Chiltern Hills, about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) northwest of Henley-on-Thames in South Oxfordshire, England.

The road between Henley and Wallingford passes the village. It was made into a turnpike in 1736 and ceased to be a turnpike in 1873.[1] It is now classified the A4130.

The village has a public house, The Golden Ball, that is now a gastropub.[2]

Henley Park is just east of the village. It was a medieval deer park and in 1300 became part of the manor of Henley.[3] In the Georgian era the park was converted into a landscape garden with "beautiful inclosures descending in natural waving slopes from the house."[4]

Fairmile Cemetery, on a hillside southwest of the village, belongs to Henley Town Council.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Turnpike Roads in England
  2. ^ Luscombes the Golden Ball
  3. ^ Emery, 1974, page 206
  4. ^ Emery, 1974, page 131

Sources[edit]

  • Emery, Frank (1974). The Oxfordshire Landscape. The Making of the English Landscape. London: Hodder & Stoughton. pp. 131, 206. ISBN 0-340-04301-6.

External links[edit]

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