Town, Trade and River

    Simon Townley

    Phillimore 2009

    Paperback 207pp Illustrated

    9781860775543   Product Code: 97699

    Set between the tree-covered Chiltern slopes on a bend in the River Thames, Henley is famed for its handsome timber-and-brick buildings, its elegant 18th century bridge and its regatta. This illustrated account traces its history from its creation as a planned medieval market town, through development as a coaching hub to its present role as a tourist and commuter centre. Drawing on extensive research, Townley's book reveals the forces that have shaped Henley's appealing townscape.

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