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Hambleden Town Information




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Just three miles from Henley-on-Thames, this sizeable village has Saxon origins and was recorded in the 11th century Domesday Book. Its magnificent 14th century church was used as a backdrop in the children’s movie ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ written by James Bond’s creator Ian Fleming. It has been described as a ‘miniature cathedral’. Lord Cardigan - who led the disastrous Charge of the Light Brigade - was born at the Manor House. The chest he took to the Crimean War is on show at the church. South of Hambleden lies the River Thames and 14th century Hambleden Mill which featured in Jerome K Jerome’s wry novel ‘Three Men in a Boat’.

Hambledon Mill - Photo © Rick Hall
Hambledon Mill - Photo: Rick Hall CCL