Parish Church of St. Mary
Whitchurch-on-Thames shown within Oxfordshire
|Area||5.36 km2 (2.07 sq mi)|
|Population||758 (2001 census)|
|– density||141/km2 (370/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
Whitchurch-on-Thames is a village and civil parish on the Oxfordshire bank of the River Thames, about 5.5 miles (9 km) northwest of Reading, Berkshire, in close proximity to Whitchurch Hill. Opposite Whitchurch on the Berkshire bank is the village of Pangbourne.
The Church of England parish church of Saint Mary was originally Norman, and was altered in the 15th century. In 1858 the Gothic Revival architect Henry Woodyer completely rebuilt the church, retaining only the Norman south door, Perpendicular Gothic south porch and a few other items. The parish is now a member of the Langtree Team Ministry: a Church of England benefice that includes also the parishes of Checkendon, Ipsden, North Stoke, Stoke Row and Woodcote.
The original Whitchurch Toll Bridge between Whitchurch and Pangbourne was built in 1792. The current structure, still privately owned, is the fourth on the site, the bridge having been reconstructed in 1853, 1902 and 2014. The current toll for a car to cross is 60 pence.
- "Area: Whitchurch-on-Thames CP (Parish): Parish Headcounts". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 21 March 2010.
- Sherwood & Pevsner 1974, pp. 838–839.
- "The Langtree Team Ministry". langtree.org. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
- "Whitchurch Bridge". The Company of Proprietors of Whitchurch Bridge. Retrieved 9 October 2015.
- "Whitchurch Primary School | 'Outstanding'…Ofsted". whitchurch.oxon.sch.uk. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
- The Ferryboat
- The Greyhound (Whitchurch-on-Thames) in the Thames Path Online Guide
- Sherwood, Jennifer; Pevsner, Nikolaus (1974). Oxfordshire. The Buildings of England. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. pp. 838–840. ISBN 0-14-071045-0.
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