In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Henley on Thames like this:
Henley on Thames, mun. bor., market town, and par., with ry. sta., SE. Oxfordshire, near border of Bucks and Berks, on river Thames, at terminus of ry., 35 miles W. of London - par., 1758 ac., pop. 3692; bor. (partly also in Rotherfield Greys par.), pop. 4604; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Thursday; has trade in malt, flour, corn, and timber; there are several breweries. Henley is an old incorporation, dating from the tenth year of Elizabeth; it was incorporated under the Municipal Act, August 1883.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Henley on Thames has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of South Oxfordshire. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Henley on Thames and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Henley on Thames in South Oxfordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th May 2013
Click here for more detailed advice on finding places within A Vision of Britain through Time, and maybe some references to other places called "Henley on Thames".