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Marlow Town Information

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A delightful Thames-side village, Marlow has a number of important literary connections. Mary Wollstonecroft wrote the horror classic ‘Frankenstein’ while living at Albion House in West Street in 1817-18. Her husband, the poet Shelley, penned his ‘Revolt of Islam’ here at the same time. Another poet, TS Eliot, also lived in West Street for a short time after World War ll.

The oldest building is the Old Parsonage, which dates to the 14th century, and in the Church of St Peter is a mummified hand said to have belonged to St James the Apostle. At least one local hostelry, the Crown Hotel, was a regular haunt of the highwayman Dick Turpin.

Marlow Church and Bridge - Photo © Rob Farrow
Marlow Church and Bridge - Photo: Rob Farrow CCL