A pictorial guide to the River Thames

Clifton Hampden

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The village of Clifton Hampden lies on the north bank of the River Thames at a crossing point once served by a ferry but now by a bridge. Its name -the "enclosure on a cliff"- is of Anglo-Saxon origin.

The Thames forms the border between the counties of Oxfordshire and Berkshire.

The village church stands high on a greensand cliff overlooking the river below.

Church of St Michael
and All Angels

The village has many Elizabethan thatched cottages making it one of the prettiest scenes on the Thames.



The Barley Mow Public House

The doors of this mid-14th century timber framed pub are notoriously low. A sign warns patrons (visitors) 'Duck or Grouse'.

Barley Mow


Clifton Hampden has a narrow bridge with the traffic controlled by traffic lights. The six-ribbed arched bridge was built in 1864 from locally made bricks.

The river used to be so shallow here that cattle could be driven right across it.

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