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Thames Valley Villages, Volume 2 (of 2)

Thames Valley Villages, Volume 2 (of 2)
Title: Thames Valley Villages, Volume 2 (of 2)
Release Date: 2018-06-23
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Copyright Status: Public domain in the USA.
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Transcriber’s Note: Illustrations have been moved so as not to fall inthe middle of paragraphs (leaving them as close to the original positionin the book as possible). A few minor printing errors were corrected.

Volume I is available as Project Gutenberg ebook #57365.


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THAMES VALLEY VILLAGES


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WORKS BY CHARLES G. HARPER

The Portsmouth Road, and its Tributaries: To-day and in Daysof Old.

The Dover Road: Annals of an Ancient Turnpike.

The Bath Road: History, Fashion, and Frivolity on an OldHighway.

The Exeter Road: The Story of the West of England Highway.

The Great North Road: The Old Mail Road to Scotland. TwoVols.

The Norwich Road: An East Anglian Highway.

The Holyhead Road: The Mail-Coach Road to Dublin. TwoVols.

The Cambridge, Ely, and King’s Lynn Road: The GreatFenland Highway.

The Newmarket, Bury, Thetford, and Cromer Road: Sportand History on an East Anglian Turnpike.

The Oxford, Gloucester, and Milford Haven Road: TheReady Way to South Wales. Two Vols.

The Brighton Road: Speed, Sport, and History on the ClassicHighway.

The Hastings Road and the “Happy Springs of Tunbridge.”

Cycle Rides Round London.

A Practical Handbook of Drawing for Modern Methods ofReproduction.

Stage Coach and Mail in Days of Yore. Two Vols.

The Ingoldsby Country: Literary Landmarks of “The IngoldsbyLegends.”

The Hardy Country: Literary Landmarks of the Wessex Novels.

The Dorset Coast.

The South Devon Coast.

The Old Inns of Old England. Two Vols.

Love in the Harbour: a Longshore Comedy.

Rural Nooks Round London (Middlesex and Surrey).

Haunted Houses: Tales of the Supernatural.

The Manchester and Glasgow Road. This way to GretnaGreen. Two Vols.

The North Devon Coast.

Half Hours with the Highwaymen. Two Vols.

The Autocar Road Book. Four Vols.

The Tower Of London: Fortress, Palace, and Prison.

The Somerset Coast.

The Smugglers: Picturesque Chapters in the Story of an AncientCraft.

The Cornish Coast. North.

The Cornish Coast. South.

The Kentish Coast. [In the Press.

The Sussex Coast. [In the Press.

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BISHAM CHURCH.


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THAMES VALLEY
VILLAGES

BY
CHARLES G. HARPER

VOL. II

ILLUSTRATED FROM PHOTOGRAPHS BY W. S. CAMPBELL
AND FROM DRAWINGS BY THE AUTHOR

TAMESIS

London: CHAPMAN & HALL, Ltd.
1910

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PRINTED AND BOUND BY
HAZELL, WATSON AND VINEY, LD.,
LONDON AND AYLESBURY.


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CONTENTS

PAGE
CHAPTER I
Sonning—Hurst, “In the County of Wilts”—Shottesbrooke—Wargrave 1
CHAPTER II
Henley—The Bridge and its Keystone-Masks—Remenham—Hambleden—Medmenham Abbey and the “Hell Fire Club”—Hurley—Bisham 25
CHAPTER III
Great Marlow—Cookham—Cliveden and its Owners—Maidenhead 51
CHAPTER IV
Bray and its Famous Vicar—Jesus Hospital 69
CHAPTER V
Ockwells Manor-House—Dorney Court—Boveney—Burnham Abbey 82
[viii]CHAPTER VI
Clewer—Windsor—Eton and its Collegians—Datchet—Langley and the Kederminsters 109
CHAPTER VII
Datchet—Runnymede—Wraysbury—Horton and its Milton Associations—Staines Moor—Stanwell—Laleham and Matthew Arnold—Littleton—Chertsey—Weybridge—Shepperton 131
CHAPTER VIII
Coway Stakes—Walton-on-Thames—The River and the Water Companies—Sunbury—Teddington—Twickenham 157
CHAPTER IX
Petersham 185
CHAPTER X
Isleworth—Brentford and Cæsar’s Crossing of the Thames 211
CHAPTER XI
Strand-on-the-Green—Kew—Chiswick—Mortlake—Barnes 236
CHAPTER XII
Putney—Fulham Bridge—Fulham 258
INDEX 293

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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

SEPARATE PLATES

Bisham Church Frontispiece
PAGE
Sonning Bridge 5
Shottesbrooke Church 13
Wargrave Church 19
Under the Willows: A Backwater near Wargrave 23
Arch Carrying the Road, Park Place 27
Remenham Church 27
Henley-on-Thames 31
Regatta Island 35
Medmenham Abbey 39
The Bell Inn, Hurley 43
Bisham Abbey 47
“Top o’ the Town,” Great Marlow 47
A Thames Regatta 53
Cookham Lock 57
Cookham Church 61
Bray Church 61
Cookham Weir 65
Lychgate, Bray 71
[x]Jesus Hospital, Bray 79
The Hall, Ockwells 83
Dorney Church: the Minstrel-Gallery 87
The Palmer Sampler, Worked about 1620 91
Dorney Court 95
Dorney Court: the Great Hall, Showing the Model Pine-Apple 99
Presentation to Charles the Second of the First Pine-Apple Grown in England 103
Burnham Abbey 107
An English Farmyard: Burnham Abbey Farm 111
Boveney 113
The Kederminster Pew: Interior 117
The Kederminster Pew: Exterior 121
The Kederminster Library 125
The Almshouses, Langley 129
Backwater near Wraysbury 133
Horton Church 139
Laleham Church 147
Matthew Arnold’s Grave, Laleham 147
Littleton Church 151
Interior, Littleton Church 155
Shepperton 159
Grave of Thomas Love Peacock’s Daughter, Shepperton 163
Halliford 171
Watersplash near Halliford 171
Sunbury 175
A Busy Day, Molesey Lock 179
Teddington Weir 183
Twickenham Church 187
[xi]Petersham Post-Office 187
Petersham Post-Office 191
Petersham: The “Fox and Duck,” Old Lock-up and Village Pound 195
Petersham, from the Middlesex Shore 199
The Old Lodges of Petersham Park 203
River Lane, Petersham 207
Isleworth 213
The Dock at Isleworth 217
The “London Apprentice,” Isleworth 217
“Old England” 223
“Old England”: Mouth of the Brent, and Brentford Ferry 227
Strand-on-the-Green 239
Strand-on-the-Green: View Up-River 243
Chiswick Church 249
Monument to Viscount Mordaunt, Fulham Church 271
The Tower, Fulham Church 277
The Fitzjames Courtyard, Fulham Palace
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