Nettlebed  Oxfordshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Nettlebed like this:

NETTLEBED, a village and a parish in Henley district, Oxford. The village stands on an eminence of the Chiltern hills, 5 miles N W of Henley r. station; is a pleasant place, with well-built, neat, and very cleanprincipal street; contains several good inns and shops; is apolling place; and has a post-office under Henley-on-Thames, and a fair on 29 Oct. ...

The parish comprises 1, 164acres. Real property, £2, 156. Pop., 73 7. Houses, 148. Windmill Hill, near the village, commands beautiful and extensive views. Nettlebed Hill rises to a height of 820 feet above sea-level. A considerable trade is done inbeech timber; a saw-mill was recently erected; chair-making is carried on; chalk-rock is calcined for lime; and bricks, tiles, and coarse potteryware are made. The parish is a meet for the Bramshill hounds. The living is a donative in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £112. Patrons, the Representatives of the late Rev. T. L. Bennett. The church was rebuilt in 1846, and is a beautiful edifice. There is an Independent chapel.

Nettlebed through time

Nettlebed is now part of South Oxfordshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how South Oxfordshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Nettlebed itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Nettlebed in South Oxfordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 20th April 2024

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