Henley’s Heritage

Looking back at the history of Henley-on-Thames

Henley’s Heritage – Imperial Hotel

The Imperial hotel was built in 1897 to the designs of the London architect William Theobalds opposite the station, a […]

Henley’s Heritage – Speaker’s House

Speaker’s House in Hart Street current offices of Penny & Sinclair estate agents was where William Lenthall, Speaker of the […]

Iconic Buildings Open for Heritage Open Days

Residents and visitors of Henley got the opportunity last week to see and learn about Henley’s history as some of […]

Henley’s Heritage – Town Hall

The Town Hall, which is the headquarters of Henley Town Council, is a Grade II listed building. The Guildhall as […]

Henley’s Heritage – Friar Park

In 1889, a wealthy London solicitor Frank (later Sir Frank) Crisp bought Friar Park from Revd John Collard, who had […]

Henley’s Heritage – Kenton Theatre

The Kenton Theatre was built in 1804 by William Parker on land donated by Mr Kenton. It first opened in […]

Henley’s Heritage – Temple Island

Fawley Temple was originally commissioned in 1769 by Sambrooke Freeman who was then residing at Fawley Court.  Its original structure […]

Henley’s Heritage – Transport

Improvements to the Henley roads in the 18th century meant people and goods started to be moved by road rather […]