Shiplake consists of 3 settlements: Shiplake, Shiplake Cross and Lower Shiplake. Together these villages form a civil parish situated beside the River Thames 2 miles south of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England. The river forms the parish boundary to the east and south, and also the county boundary between Oxfordshire and Berkshire.
The villages have two discrete centres separated by agricultural land. The largest is Lower Shiplake, centred around Shiplake railway station on the Henley Branch Line. It is the economic centre of the parish and contains a store & post office, butcher shop, The Baskerville pub as well as most of the homes in the parish. 1 mile southwest of Lower Shiplake are the older, contiguous settlements of Shiplake and Shiplake Cross. Shiplake village is the historic and religious centre of the parish and contains Shiplake Farm, the Parish church of SS Peter & Paul on Church Lane, Shiplake House, Plowden Arms pub and Shiplake College independent boarding school. The College occupies the building and site of the historic Shiplake Court. Shiplake village contains numerous Grade II* and II listed buildings and monuments. Shiplake Cross is the sporting and community centre of the parish. It consists of just five roads: Memorial Avenue, Orchard Close, Plough Lane, Plowden Way and Schoolfields. It contains the Shiplake Memorial Hall, Shiplake Village Bowling Club and Shiplake Tennis & Social Club as well as Shiplake CE Primary School and Nursery.
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Shiplake, South Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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