Image of Temple Island and the rowing course
Image of Temple Island and the rowing course
Remenham Parish
Remenham Parish

Remenham History

Remenham Parish Website's History Section

Thank you to all our contributors, who help to ensure that our history pages are constantly being updated with interesting articles and photographs. 


We are particularly delighted with the aerial photographs, below, but any historic photographs are of interest - especially from our parishioners.  


Maybe you have an interesting story or photograph from Remenham’s past.  If so, we’d love to see it, so please don’t hesitate to send it in.  The more the merrier!


Our contact address is 

1914 map of Remenham Hill 

This is a low res version of a 1914 map of Remenham Hill 

from Henley Bridge to Middle Culham Farm from the towpath from Upper Thames to Marsh Lock, Green Cottage and Kentons Lane etc
Park Place (with its gas works, racquet court and pheasantry) and
Remenham Place.
To obtain the full size jpg please download the file below.
Remenham Hill 1914.jpg
JPG image [11.0 MB]

Aerial Photographs of Remenham in 1923, 1947 & 1952 

Aerial Photographs of Remenham in 1923, 1947 & 1952 (courtesy of Historic England [EAW044548 ENGLAND (1952).  Remenham, the Henley Royal Regatta in progress and the town, 1952]).

Aerial Photographs of Remenham and Aston in 1923-1952 (courtesy of Historic England [EAW044548 ENGLAND (1952)]): eights racing at HRR in 1923, Remenham surroundings (x2) in 1952, HRR (x4) in 1952 and Aston surroundings in 1947.

These images are subject to copyright and owned by Historic England.

Updated Berkshire Record Office Catalogue for Remenham

Berkshire Record Office.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [58.3 KB]

The story of the Hambledon Lock Keeper – contributed by Jim Bland

Adobe Acrobat document [113.3 KB]

A short story, about Temple Island, written in 1869 by Charles Dickens


A short story, about Temple Island, written in 1869 by Charles Dickens.


Remenham Church Choir (circa 1959):  Peter Daines

Remenham Church Choir.doc
Microsoft Word document [23.0 KB]

The death of the then Rector of Remenham, Charles Mills Skottowe, on 16 May 1878

History of Remenham - report of the deat[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [264.7 KB]

The Little Churches of Berkshire - Remenham

The Little Churches of Berkshire.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [223.4 KB]

We are starting  to compile a comprehensive history of the parish.


Jim Bland, a long-time resident has kindly given us a map that he has drawn up of Archaeological Finds in Remenham. See the pdf as follows:

Adobe Acrobat document [296.0 KB]

We have also been given an extract from the 1850's Gazetteer:

Adobe Acrobat document [232.3 KB]

This is a very small start so please do send us what you can and we will include on the site.  Please contact 

By kind permission of Robert Treharne Jones By kind permission of Robert Treharne Jones

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Church Services



Sunday 26 September

11.15am Holy Communion (BCP) with hymns

Rectory Office – 01491 577340


For the time being, we will continue to receive communion in one kind; we will sing hymns but wait a while to return to full sung services; we will continue to space out in church; and the congregation can choose whether or not to wear a mask.
This Sunday Father Jeremy is away and we look forward to seeing Father John Croton who hasn't been to us for some time.
We continue to hold a service every Sunday at 11.15am (details above).  The church is open daily from 9.30am to 4.00pm for private prayer.  When in church, please observe social distancing, use the hand sanitiser provided and wear a mask.

Cleaning protocols etc are in place in church.   

Rubbish & Recycling

Please click on the graphic above - thank you

Website Statistics

August 2021

1,224 unique visitors

2,516 pages viewed


Total for 2020

22,524 unique visitors

71,707 pages viewed


Total for 2019

23,107 unique visitors

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Total for 2018

12,954 unique visitors 

48,218 pages viewed


Total for 2017

11,363 unique visitors 

35,942 pages viewed


Total for 2016 

10,546 unique visitors

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