Houses & Flats to Rent in Henley-On-Thames
Homebase Property Management have been letting and managing houses and flats in the Henley area since 1989 an cover villages within a radius of 15 miles from Henley incorporating Nettlebed, Checkendon, Woodcote, Goring, Wallingford, Benson and Pangbourne. You can view our current lettings in Henley by clicking here
Henley’s History & Economy
Henley-on-Thames is a town and civil parish on the River Thames in South Oxfordshire, England, about 10 miles downstream and north-east from Reading, 10 miles upstream and west from Maidenhead. It is near the corner between the counties of Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.
The first record of medieval settlement dates to 1179, when it is recorded that King Henry II “had bought land for the making of buildings”. King John granted the manor of Benson and the town and manor of Henley to Robert Harcourt in 1199.
A church is first mentioned at Henley in 1204. In 1205 the town received a paviage grant, and in 1234 the bridge is first mentioned. In 1278 Henley is described as a hamlet of Benson with a Chapel. It is probable that the street plan was established by the end of the 13th century.
- Population – 10,646 (2001 census)
- OS grid reference – SU7682
- District – South Oxfordshire
- Shire county – Oxfordshire
- Region – South East
- Post town – Henley-On-Thames
- Postcode district – RG9
- Dialling code – 01491
- Police – Thames Valley
- Fire – Oxfordshire
- Ambulance – South Central
- EU Parliament – South East England
- UK Parliament – Henley
- Website – Henley Town Council