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Henley Locations:

Fair Mile is one of the major entrance roads to Henley. Its appearance provides a most striking first impression for visitors to the town.

Fair Mile is one of the major entrance roads to Henley. Its appearance provides a most striking first impression for visitors to the town.


Did You Know These Facts About Fair Mile, Henley?

It is written that in the late eighteenth to early nineteenth century there was no finer public entrance to a town anywhere in the kingdom than the Fair Mile in Henley. The Fair Mile then was blessed with elms on either side. Today it is turkey oaks. The first were I believe (please correct me) planted in 1953?

Badgemore Lane in Northfield End used to be called Hog Lane.

The mount, just north west of Henley, is known as Round Head Hill after a skirmish during the English civil war.

At the foot of the hill where the Henley cemetery is located and at the right turn for Stonor there used to be the Travellers Rest Inn. If you carried on walking up the hill you could take a path called "Pick-Purse" Lane.

It is said that the dual carriageway at the end of the Fair Mile was the first in the country. If you know this to be true please verify, likewise if not please tell us.

There are trees planted in the shape of the Maltese cross on The Mount near Henley.

The trees along the Fair Mile, "Turkey Oaks", were planted in celebration of the Queen's coronation in 1953. I believe they replaced an avenue of Elms?

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