Russell's Water

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Russell's Water
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Pond at Russell's Water
Russell's Water is located in Oxfordshire
Russell's Water
Russell's Water
Location within Oxfordshire
OS grid referenceSU708895
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHenley-on-Thames
Postcode districtRG9
Dialling code01491
PoliceThames Valley
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
List of places
51°34′48″N 0°58′44″W / 51.580°N 0.979°W / 51.580; -0.979Coordinates: 51°34′48″N 0°58′44″W / 51.580°N 0.979°W / 51.580; -0.979

Russell's Water is a hamlet about 6 miles (9.7 km) north of Henley-on-Thames in South Oxfordshire. It is in the Chiltern Hills about 620 feet (190 m) above sea level. There is 20th-century and older housing, a village hall,[1] an area of common land called Russell's Water Common to the east and a large duck pond. The pond featured in the 1968 film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and cast members Adrian Hall and Heather Ripley returned to the location for a TV documentary about the making of the film in 2004.[2]


  1. ^ The Village Hall at Russells Water
  2. ^ After They Were Famous: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, 2004 TV Documentary(