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Henley Locations:

Hart Street is one of the four major roads situated in the centre of Henley. It dates back to around the 16th century.

Hart Street is one of the four major roads situated in the centre of Henley. It dates back to around the 16th century.


Did You Know These Facts About Hart Street, Henley?

The Catherine Wheel hotel (once the St. Kathrine of Henley who the hotel is named after) has one of the oldest foundations in the town but only takes a mention by John Gough in his will dated 1541.

10 Hart Street, the site where Henley's Barclays Bank now stands, was previously a very small pub called The Vine. A Mr. Joseph Drake had the pub from 1890-1891. It appears that this was a pub since at least 1844. The pub closed in 1895.

Hart Street takes its name from the The White Hart Inn.

Now this might not be a fact and it would be nice to see if it is or not so if anyone knows different please let us know. In Henley and I suspect many towns around the country you have half dome bricks built in the corner of a recessed building like those in Hart Street opposite St. Mary's Church and New Street. Now I know in the sixties and may be even up to late seventies they had iron railings on them. I have been told that they were put there to prevent "men" (I assume) from urinating in the corner when they came out of the local pubs. A strange one if it is true!!

In some books they say that Henley is the oldest town in Oxfordshire dating back to roman times and probably before.

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