Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for HENLEY

HENLEY, a sub-district and a district in Oxfordshire.—The sub-district contains the parishes of Henley-on-Thames, Rotherfield-Greys, Rotherfield-Peppard, Shiplake, Harpsden, Caversham, Checkendon, Ipsden, Nuffield, Nettlebed, and part of Sonning, all electorally in Oxfordshire; also the parishes of Medmenham, Hambleden, and Fawley, electorally in Bucks, and the parish of Remenham, electorally in Berks. Acres, 41, 349. Pop., 13, 791. Houses, 2, 807.—The district comprehends also the sub-district of Watlington, containing the parishes of Watlington, Pyrton, Bix, Pishill, Swyncombe, BritwellSalome, Brightwell-Baldwin, Cuxham, and part of Newington, all electorally in Oxfordshire. Acres of the district, 61, 662. Poor rates, in 1863, £13, 472. Pop., in 1851, 17, 895; in 1861, 18, 200. Houses, 3, 720. Marriages in 1862, 105; births, 544, -of which 35 were illegitimate; deaths, 357, -of which 127 were at ages under 5 years, and 14 at ages above 85. Marriages in the ten years 1851-60, 1, 010; births, 5, 650; deaths, 3, 426. The places of worship, in 1851, were 29 of the Church of England, with 6, 729 sittings; 9 of Independents, with 2, 081 s.; 1 of Baptists, with 14 s.; 1 of Quakers, with 150 s.; 5 of Wesleyan Methodists, with 719 s.; 2 of Primitive Methodists, with 140 s.; and 1 of Roman Catholics, with 170 s. The schools were 31 public day schools, with 1, 649 scholars; 42 private day schools, with 1, 085 s.; 35 Sunday schools, with 2, 107 s.; and 1 evening school for adults, with 18 s. The workhouse is in Henley-on-Thames.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a sub-district and a district"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 3rd order divisions")
Administrative units: Henley PLU/RegD       Oxfordshire AncC
Place: Henley on Thames

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