Remenham is a village on the Berkshire bank of the River Thames near Henley-on-Thames, close to the start of the Henley Royal Regatta course in southern England. Remenham Club is a private members club for rowers nearby, with a good view of the river halfway along the course.
The parish church is Norman in origin, but has been rebuilt subsequently. The tower has chequer-work turrets and in the chancel there are some Sienese wrought iron gates.
Temple Island is an island in the River Thames just north of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. The island is on the reach above Hambleden Lock and is part of Remenham in Berkshire.
The island includes an elegant ornamental temple (a folly) designed by the 18th century English architect James Wyatt. It was designed as a fishing lodge for Fawley Court, a nearby historic house that Wyatt also remodelled in the 1770s.
The main significance of the island is that it lies at the start of the course for the Henley Royal Regatta. It is owned by the organisers of the regatta.
Ruscombe is a small village and civil parish, east of Twyford in the Borough of Wokingham, in the English county of Berkshire.
Its most notable residents are William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania, who lived there from 1710 to 1718, and the actor Dennis Price, co-star of Kind Hearts and Coronets, who was born there.
Its parish church - St James Ruscombe - dates back to the late 12th century. Home of Ruscombe Football Club in the Reading Sunday League.
Hurley is a village and civil parish in Berkshire. Hurley is famous for its proximity to the River Thames. It is also within easy reach of Henley, Oxford and London. The parish includes the villages and hamlets of Cockpole Green, Warren Row, Knowl Hill, Burchett's Green and part of Littlewick Green. Hurley is an affluent area and house prices are higher than the national average.
The old manor estate of Hall Place (1728) is now the home of Berkshire College of Agriculture. The Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research (IGER) also had a facility at Hurley until 1992. The other great mansion in the parish was Lady Place (demolished 1837) which stood adjoining the present parish church which was originally a priory. It was the home of the Barons Lovelace. Hurley is often used as a mooring for barges and motor launches, or by campers. The weir at Hurley Lock is considered the premier venue in the United Kingdom for freestyle kayaking.
The village is reputedly home to the oldest, still working, inn in Britain 'Ye Olde Bell', founded in AD 1135 as the hostelry of Hurley Priory. The nave of the priory church survives as the current parish church.
Cricket has been played in Hurley for over 100 years. The club currently plays in the Chiltern League on Saturdays and friendly fixtures against local rivals on Sundays. The beautiful ground is typified with an Old English plane tree that lies within the boundaries. The clubhouse was rebuilt in the 1970s after fire destroyed the previous wooden one.
A riverside picnic scene in the James Bond film From Russia With Love was filmed near the village.
Burchetts Green is a small village to the west of Maidenhead in Berkshire. It is half in the civil parish of Hurley and half in the civil parish of Bisham.
The Berkshire College of Agriculture is located there and includes Hall Place, which was built in 1728 by William East, a wealthy London lawyer.
Burchetts Green School was originally built as a chapel in 1868 on land donated by the Clayton-East family. It is an infant school with around 50 pupils.