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Shiplake (and Lower Shiplake) is a village in Oxfordshire, England on the River Thames, near Henley-on-Thames and opposite the village of Wargrave. Oxfordshire (abbreviated Oxon, from the Latinised form Oxonia) is a county in the South East of England, bordering on Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, and Warwickshire. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the Queen (King) England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 967 AD  Area  -  Total 130,395 km²  50,346 sq mi  Population  -  2007 estimate... The Thames (pronounced //) is a river flowing through southern England, and one of the major waterways in England. ... Henley-on-Thames from by the playground near the Rail Station River Thames, the five arched Henley Bridge and Leander Club (to the far left) Henley-on-Thames is a town on the north side of the River Thames in south Oxfordshire, England, about 10 miles downstream and north-east... Wargrave is a village in Berkshire, England beside the River Thames, near Henley-on-Thames and opposite the village of Shiplake. ...


An annual event, the Wargrave & Shiplake Regatta is a light-hearted alternative to the famous Henley Royal Regatta. The Wargrave & Shiplake Regatta is a local regatta of the villages of Wargrave in Berkshire and Shiplake in Oxfordshire, England. ... A race taking place at Henley Regatta 2004 Henley Royal Regatta is a rowing event held every year on the river Thames by the town of Henley-on-Thames, England. ...


Shiplake has rather erroneously earned a reputation as an ancient centre of distilling potent brews, reputedly containing liquor obtained from swans' spleens. This has been recorded in medieval journals dating back to the 13th Century. In the local reaches of the Thames swans are now much rarer, than in former times, due to this historical practice. This is unfortunate for the swans, as it is believed that the actual fowl used was actually the winter imigrant - the Canada goose. Shiplake College is a local boarding school. Shiplake College is a small school by the River Thames south of Henley-on-Thames, England. ... A boarding school is an educational institution where some or all pupils not only study, but they also live, amongst their peers. ...

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Location

Position: grid reference SU765784 The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ...


Nearby towns and cities: Henley, Reading Henley-on-Thames from by the playground near the Rail Station River Thames, the five arched Henley Bridge and Leander Club (to the far left) Henley-on-Thames is a town on the north side of the River Thames in south Oxfordshire, England, about 10 miles downstream and north-east... Reading is a town, unitary authority (the Borough of Reading) and urban area in the English county of Berkshire. ...


Nearby villages: Binfield Heath, Sonning, Sonning Eye, Wargrave Coordinates: 51.499° N 0.897° W Binfield Heath is a village and civil parish in the South Oxfordshire district of Oxfordshire, England. ... The Thames near Sonning Sonning is a small village in Berkshire, England a few miles east of Reading. ... Print of Sonning Bridge (1799), linking Sonning Eye (left) with Sonning (right) Sonning Eye is a hamlet on the Oxfordshire side of the River Thames opposite the village of Sonning in England. ... Wargrave is a village in Berkshire, England beside the River Thames, near Henley-on-Thames and opposite the village of Shiplake. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


Notable residents

Albert Einstein lived close by where he wrote papers on his Second Theory of Relativity. Tennyson may refer to: A placename: In Australia: Tennyson, Queensland Tennyson railway station, Brisbane Tennyson, New South Wales, a suburb of Sydney Tennyson Point, New South Wales a suburb of Sydney Tennyson, South Australia, a suburb of Adelaide Tennyson, Victoria In the United States of America: Tennyson, Wisconsin Tennyson, Indiana... Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903[1][2] – 21 January 1950), better known by the pen name George Orwell, was an English author and journalist. ... Animal Farm is a novel by George Orwell, and is regarded in the literary field as one of the most famous satirical allegories of Soviet totalitarianism. ... This article is about the Orwell novel. ... Vince Hill (born Vincent Hill, April 16, 1932 in Holbrooks, Coventry, UK) is a popular British singer. ... The O2 plc logo. ... Urs Schwarzenbach is a Swiss-born financier based in the United Kingdom. ... Shiplake (and Lower Shiplake) is a village in Oxfordshire, England on the River Thames, near Henley-on-Thames and opposite the village of Wargrave. ... For other persons named Steven Wright, see Steven Wright (disambiguation). ... Shiplake (and Lower Shiplake) is a village in Oxfordshire, England on the River Thames, near Henley-on-Thames and opposite the village of Wargrave. ... For the former TV host, see Garry Moore. ...


Etymology

There are various theories regarding the origination of the name 'Shiplake', but the most common involves Sheep and a Lake. “Lamb” redirects here. ... A man-made lake in Keukenhof, Netherlands A lake is a body of water or other liquid of considerable size contained on a body of land. ...


Literary references

Jerome K. Jerome (1895–1927) mentions Shiplake in his book Three Men in a Boat. Jerome K. Jerome Jerome Klapka Jerome (May 2, 1859–June 14, 1927) was an English author, best known for the humorous travelogue Three Men in a Boat. ... Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog), published 1889, is a humorous account by Jerome K. Jerome of a boating holiday on the Thames between Kingston and Oxford. ...


See also

Shiplake Lock is a lock and weir situated on the River Thames in the village of Shiplake in the county of Oxfordshire, England. ... Shiplake railway station is a railway station in the village of Shiplake in the county of Oxfordshire in England. ...

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