View Island

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Pond on View Island.
Carved wooden sculpture on View Island.

View Island is a small island near Caversham Lock, on the River Thames at Reading, Berkshire in England.[1]

The island was a derelict boatyard when Reading Borough Council took it over in 1998 and restored it.[1] It is a quiet, relaxing island with grassy paths and seating. It is set out as a small park containing several wooden chain-saw carved sculptures, although all but one having rotted away. It connects to Caversham via Heron Island, which has private riverside housing and is connected by road to Lower Caversham.[2][3]

A body was found on View Island in February 2011.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Local Photos — View Island Archived 24 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine, Archived 13 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Lever, Edward (3 February 2011). "Heron Island, Caversham". Retrieved 30 March 2011.
  3. ^ "Heron Island Caversham Reading RG4". Retrieved 30 March 2011.
  4. ^ "Death of man found on Reading footpath 'suspicious'". BBC News. BBC Berkshire, UK. 23 February 2011. Retrieved 29 March 2011.

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Media related to View Island, Caversham at Wikimedia Commons

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Coordinates: 51°27′43″N 0°57′47″W / 51.462°N 0.963°W / 51.462; -0.963