Magpie Island

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Magpie Island with Culham Court beyond
Channel in the middle of Magpie Island

Magpie Island is an island in the River Thames in England near the villages of Aston, Berkshire and Medmenham, Buckinghamshire. It is situated on the reach above Hurley Lock.

Navigation is believed to have passed originally down the present backwater which was then cluttered with eel bucks. In the eighteenth century the island was part of the Culham Court estate.[1]


  1. ^ Fred. S. Thacker The Thames Highway: Volume II Locks and Weirs 1920 - republished 1968 David & Charles
Next island upstream River Thames Next island downstream
Temple Island Magpie Island Black Boy Island

Coordinates: 51°32′53″N 0°51′22″W / 51.5480°N 0.8562°W / 51.5480; -0.8562