Warren Row

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Warren Row
St Paul's Mission Church - geograph.org.uk - 1351699.jpg
St Paul's Mission Church
Warren Row is located in Berkshire
Warren Row
Warren Row
Warren Row shown within Berkshire
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Metropolitan county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MAIDENHEAD
Postcode district RG10
Dialling code 01628
Police Thames Valley
Fire Royal Berkshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
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BerkshireCoordinates: 51°31′10″N 0°49′49″W / 51.519408°N 0.830247°W / 51.519408; -0.830247

Warren Row is a village in Berkshire, England, and part of the civil parish of Hurley (where the 2011 Census population was included).

The settlement lies between the A321 A4 and A4130 roads, and is located approximately 3.5 miles (5.6 km) south-east of Henley-on-Thames.

It contains a green Tin tabernacle church.[1]

History[edit]

Warren Row was formed by a few group of cottages on the boundaries of three estates - Hall Place, Rosehill and Park Place.[2]

St Paul's Mission, the Tin Tabernacle church, was built in 1894 and was purchased for just over £100.[3]

During World War II the local chalk pits were used as an underground factory.[4]

Between 1958 and 1961 a secret bunker was built in the chalk mines as the village had been identified as a Regional Seat of Government in case of nuclear attack on London.[5] The bunker was discovered in 1963 by a few anti-nuclear protesters, who referred to themselves as 'Spies for Peace'.[6] It was sold in 1988, being bought by a data storage company and later also used to store wines.[7]

External links[edit]

Media related to Warren Row at Wikimedia Commons

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Current Photos of Tin Tabernacles still in existence". tintabernacles.com. 
  2. ^ "Wargrave Local History Society January 1999". wargravehistory.org.uk. 
  3. ^ "St Mary's Wargrave with Knowl Hill". wargravechurch.org.uk. 
  4. ^ "Warren Row". hurleyparish.org.uk. 
  5. ^ "Half-way through term already - University of Reading". reading.ac.uk. 
  6. ^ "Warren Row page 1". monkton-farleigh.co.uk. 
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