A report on Berkshire and Oxfordshire

Windsor Castle, viewed from the Long Walk
Brasenose Lane in Oxford city centre, a street onto which three colleges back.
Virginia Water Lake on the southern edge of Windsor Great Park
The University of Oxford's Chemistry Research Laboratory.
Historic map of Berkshire
The Abbey, Sutton Courtenay, a ‘textbook’ example of the English medieval manor house.
The Oracle Corporation campus
Wantage Market Place
Slough Trading Estate plays a major part in making Slough an important business centre in South East England
The grandstand at Ascot Racecourse
The Select Car Leasing Stadium in Reading
King Edward III of England
Catherine, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge
Ricky Gervais

The ceremonial county borders Warwickshire to the north-west, Northamptonshire to the north-east, Buckinghamshire to the east, Berkshire to the south, Wiltshire to the south-west and Gloucestershire to the west.

- Oxfordshire

The historic county, therefore, includes territory that is now administered by the Vale of White Horse and parts of South Oxfordshire in Oxfordshire, but excludes Caversham, Slough and five less populous settlements in the east of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

- Berkshire
Windsor Castle, viewed from the Long Walk

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River Thames

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River that flows through southern England including London.

River that flows through southern England including London.

A statue of Old Father Thames by Raffaelle Monti at St John's Lock, Lechlade
Sculpture of Tamesis. Downstream keystone of the central arch of Henley Bridge
The marker stone at the official source of the River Thames named Thames Head near Kemble
The Seven Springs source
The Thames Barrier provides protection against floods
The Thames passes by some of the sights of London, including the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye
The Thames passing through the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
The Jubilee River at Slough Weir
St John's Lock, near Lechlade
The River Thames in Oxford
London Stone at Staines, built in 1285 marked the customs limit of the Thames and the City of London's jurisdiction
Waterstand of Thames at low tide (left) and high tide (right) in comparison at Blackfriars Bridge in London
London City Airport is on the site of a dock
European LGM refuges, 20,000 years ago. The Thames was a minor river that joined the Rhine, in the southern North Sea basin at this time.
A geological map of the London Basin; the London Clay is marked in dark brown
The confluence of the Rivers Thames and Brent. The narrowboat is heading up the River Brent. From this point as far as Hanwell the Brent has been canalised and shares its course with the main line of the Grand Union Canal. From Hanwell the Brent can be traced to various sources in the Barnet area.
Swan Upping – skiffs surround the swans
Fishing at Penton Hook Island
The Tower of London begun in the 11th century, with Tower Bridge, built 800 years later
A 1616 engraving by Claes Van Visscher showing the Old London Bridge, with St Mary's Overie (over-the-river), now Southwark Cathedral in the foreground
River Thames frost fair, circa 1685
Michael Faraday giving his card to Father Thames, caricature commenting on a letter of Faraday's on the state of the river in The Times in July 1855
Satirical cartoon by William Heath, showing a woman observing monsters in a drop of London water (at the time of the Commission on the London Water Supply report, 1828)
The Thames as it flows through east London, with the Isle of Dogs in the centre
Houseboats on the River Thames, in the St Margaret's, Twickenham district
Passenger service on the River Thames
The London Cable Car, over the River Thames
Pool of London looking west, from the high-level walkway on Tower Bridge. Click on the picture for a longer description
A container ship unloading at Northfleet Hope terminal, Tilbury
A ship heading downstream past Coryton Refinery
Rubbish traps are used on the Thames to filter debris as it flows through central London
Newbridge, in rural Oxfordshire
The Railway bridge at Maidenhead
The Millennium Footbridge with St Paul's Cathedral in the background
Cambridge cross the finish line ahead of Oxford in the 2007 Boat Race, viewed from Chiswick Bridge
Thames Raters at Raven's Ait, Surbiton
A seal in the river at St Saviour's Dock, London
The flooded Canvey Island sea front, amusements and residential areas in 1953
Houses of Parliament Sunlight Effect (Le Parlement effet de soleil) – Claude Monet
The first Westminster Bridge as painted by Canaletto in 1746.
The River Thames from Richmond House by Canaletto, 1747
Maidenhead Railway Bridge as Turner saw it in 1844
Monet's Trouée de soleil dans le brouillard, Houses of Parliament, London, Sun Breaking Through the Fog, 1904
Whistler's Nocturne in Blue and Gold: Old Battersea Bridge (c. 1872–1875)
Foggy Morning on the Thames – James Hamilton (between 1872 and 1878)
Boating on the Thames - John Lavery, circa 1890

Sculptures titled Tamesis and Isis by Anne Seymour Damer can be found on the bridge at Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire (the original terracotta and plaster models were exhibited at the Royal Academy, London, in 1785.

The Anglian ice advance resulted in a new course for the Thames through Berkshire and on into London, after which the river rejoined its original course in southern Essex, near the present River Blackwater estuary.

Long Alley Almshouses next to St Helen's parish church


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Long Alley Almshouses next to St Helen's parish church
County Hall, completed in 1680
Abingdon Bridge spans the River Thames. It was built in 1416 and much altered in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.
The Long Gallery at Abingdon Abbey
St Helen's parish church from across the Thames
Children running for a bun in 2006
A sign in Abingdon-on-Thames’ town centre showing directions to nearby locations

Abingdon-on-Thames, commonly known as Abingdon, is a historic market town and civil parish in the ceremonial county of Oxfordshire, England, on the River Thames.

Historically the county town of Berkshire, since 1974 Abingdon has been administered by the Vale of White Horse district within Oxfordshire.

Vale of White Horse

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A panoramic view into the Vale; the White Horse is on the right and Dragon Hill centre right
Vale scene, with White Horse Hill on the horizon
The Uffington White Horse, as seen from an altitude of about 600 m (2000 ft), from the cockpit of a glider
Farmland and White Horse Hill

The Vale of White Horse is a local government district of Oxfordshire in England.

It was historically a north-west projection of Berkshire.

Saints Peter and Paul parish church


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Saints Peter and Paul parish church
Former head office of Wantage Urban District Council in Portway
Stagecoach Gold bus in Wantage Market Place on former route X30 (now S9)
The former head office of the Wantage Tramway Company in Mill Street
Front of King Alfred's Academy Centre Site
The Old Town Hall, Wantage, completed in 1878
Statue of Alfred the Great, by Prince Victor of Hohenlohe-Langenburg

Wantage is a historic market town and civil parish in Oxfordshire, England.

Although within the boundaries of the historic county of Berkshire, it has been administered as part of the Vale of White Horse district of Oxfordshire since 1974.

Henley Bridge over the River Thames


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Henley Bridge over the River Thames
Henley Bridge, engraved in 1812 from a drawing by J. P. Neale, and published in The Beauties of England and Wales
Chantry House, next to the church
Henley-on-Thames from the playground near the railway station
A race during the Henley Royal Regatta
The actor David Tomlinson, seen here in the 1964 film Mary Poppins, was born and raised in the town.

Henley-on-Thames is a town and civil parish on the River Thames in Oxfordshire, England, 9 mi northeast of Reading, 7 mi west of Maidenhead, 23 mi southeast of Oxford and 37 mi west of London (by road), near the tripoint of Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.

Map of Bucks (1904)


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Map of Bucks (1904)
The River Thames at Medmenham
Suburban housing, Chesham
Bucks County Council's County Hall
Wendover Dean
Neolithic Barrow, Whiteleaf Hill
Offices, Milton Keynes
Ercol furniture factory, Princes Risborough
Stowe Landscape Garden
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, Great Missenden
The M40 in the Chilterns
Local bus, Amersham
Little Kimble railway station, a typical rural village halt on the Aylesbury–Princes Risborough line
Milton Keynes Central railway station provides intercity and commuter services on the West Coast Main Line
The Gateway Building, Buckinghamshire New University, High Wycombe.
John Milton's cottage, Chalfont
Buckingham church seen from across the Ouse

Buckinghamshire, abbreviated Bucks, is a ceremonial county in South East England that borders Greater London to the south-east, Berkshire to the south, Oxfordshire to the west, Northamptonshire to the north, Bedfordshire to the north-east and Hertfordshire to the east.

Ruins in the Wallingford Castle Gardens

Wallingford, Oxfordshire

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Historic market town and civil parish located between Oxford and Reading on the River Thames in England.

Historic market town and civil parish located between Oxford and Reading on the River Thames in England.

Ruins in the Wallingford Castle Gardens
Catherine of Valois
King Charles I and Queen Henrietta Maria
Colonel Thomas Blagge
General Thomas Fairfax
Sir William Blackstone
Wallingford Bridge
St Peter's Church
St Mary-le-More from the rear
St Leonards Church
Wallingford War Memorial
Wallingford Town Hall
The Corn Exchange
Winterbrook House
Flint house
Wallingford Museum
Castle Street and High Street corner
Waitrose branch
Wallingford Sports Park
Wallingford Rowing Club
Dancing in the Market Square, Wallingford, at BunkFest

Although belonging to the historic county of Berkshire, it is within the ceremonial county of Oxfordshire for administrative purposes (since 1974) as a result of the 1972 Local Government Act.

Reading, Berkshire

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The earliest map of Reading, published in 1611 by John Speed
View of Reading from Caversham by Joseph Farington in 1793
Reading Town Hall
Current boundaries of the Borough of Reading
The gateway as restored in 2018
River Kennet during the 2007 floods at the riverside level of The Oracle
Borough of Reading population growth rate from 1801 to 2011
Reading International Business Park. This crescent of offices beside the A33 are home to Verizon, a telecommunications company. They were formerly the European headquarters of WorldCom before its demise
The front of the store on Broad Street
The central lake makes a virtue of the necessity of flood alleviation measures
Green Park wind turbine viewed from Lime Square
Aerial view of Reading Festival 2007
The Abbey Gateway, where Jane Austen went to school
The Maiwand Lion in Forbury Gardens
The Royal Berkshire Hospital original frontage, built in 1839 with bath stone
The former hospitium
The River Thames from Caversham Bridge looking eastwards
Aerial view of Reading station in August 2014
A Great Western Railway with a service to London
Reading station platforms showing new footbridge
Part of the University of Reading's main Whiteknights Campus
Entrance to the Museum
The rear garden, with the original East Thorpe House in the centre
St Mary's Church tower, chequered with flint and ashlar
The interior of the ruined chapter house
The Madejski Stadium, home of Reading Football Club
The Madejski Stadium as viewed from the stadium's north stand.
The Voco Reading Hotel, pictured when still known as the Millennium Madejski
The Reading Half Marathon 2004 climbing Russell Street in West Reading

Reading is a town and borough in Berkshire, South-East England.

The town continued to expand in the 20th century, annexing Caversham across the River Thames in Oxfordshire in 1911.



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Historic and ceremonial county in South West England with an area of 3485 km2.

Historic and ceremonial county in South West England with an area of 3485 km2.

Cherhill White Horse, east of Calne
The County Ground, Swindon is the home of Swindon Town, the only football league club in Wiltshire
A bridge over the River Avon at Bradford-on-Avon
The flight of 16 locks at Caen Hill on the Kennet and Avon Canal

It is landlocked and borders the counties of Dorset to the southwest, Somerset to the west, Hampshire to the southeast, Gloucestershire to the north, Oxfordshire to the northeast and Berkshire to the east.

All Saints' parish church, parts of which go back to the 12th century


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All Saints' parish church, parts of which go back to the 12th century
White Cottage, the oldest house in Didcot
A Thames Travel bus on route 98 on Greenwood Way in the new Great Western Park estate
Didcot Parkway in 2020
A GWR Class 800 from arriving on Platform 2
Aerial view of Didcot Power Stations A (centre) and B (extreme left)
The Didcot-built Williams FW06 from 1978, being raced at Silverstone in 2007
Opium poppies were being cultivated at Harwell in June 2009
Didcot Town Football Club's Station Road Ground in 1982
The name Middle Earth was added to this Didcot road sign by anonymous artist Athirty4

Didcot is a railway town and civil parish in the ceremonial county of Oxfordshire and the historic county of Berkshire.