A few miles west of Henley-on-Thames in South Oxfordshire is a largely unknown part of the Chilterns. We feature Checkendon, Kidmore End, Rotherfield Greys, Rotherfield Peppard, Shepherd’s Green and Sonning Common.
Many of these villages have a long history and were originally Anglo Saxon settlements. Life was irrevocably changed for everyone by the Norman invasion. Here, as elsewhere, the lords who replaced the English aristocracy erected new places of worship, often alongside their manorial homes. Their simple stone churches later served growing parishes and over successive centuries became fine examples of English church architecture. All the photos were taken in May 2017.
Click on a village name above to see its locaton on a map.