Lower Assendon

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Lower Assendon
Lower Assendon is located in Oxfordshire
Lower Assendon
Lower Assendon
Lower Assendon shown within Oxfordshire
OS grid reference SU744846
Civil parish
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Henley-on-Thames
Postcode district RG9
Dialling code 01491
Police Thames Valley
Fire Oxfordshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
Website The Parish of Bix & Assendon
List of places
OxfordshireCoordinates: 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 Stonor 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.


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


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