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Henley-on-Thames is a town on the north side of the River Thames in south Oxfordshire, England, about 10 miles downstream and north-east from Reading, 10 miles upstream and west from Maidenhead. It is located near the corner between the counties of Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.

Henley appears in Domesday Book of 1086 as Henlei. It was held by Chertsey Abbey. Its domesday assets were: 5½ hides. 1 church, 6 ploughs, 4 acres of meadows, woodland worth 50 hogs. It rendered £5.[1]

Henley-on-Thames owes much to its location and port that supplied London with timber and grain.

Henley Bridge is a five arched bridge across the river which was built in 1786. The church of St. Mary is located nearby and features a tower built in the 16th century. About a mile upstream of the bridge is Marsh Lock.


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