Our Village

Our Village

Horn Lane

Our springline village lies on East Hendred Brook, which flows from the Berkshire Downs to join the River Thames at Sutton Courtenay.   Whilst historically in Berkshire, East Hendred has been administered as part of Oxfordshire since 1974.

Of note, the westernmost parts of the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus are in the parish and The Ridgeway National Trail and Icknield Way pass through it.

Today the village has :

  • Two primary schools – The Hendreds Church of England School and St Amand’s Catholic School and the Hendreds Pre-school
  • Two churches – St Augustine of Canterbury (Church of England) which dates from the 12th century and St Mary’s (Roman Catholic) built in the 19th century
  • Two public houses – The Eyston Arms and The Wheatsheaf
  • A village hall – Snells Hall
  • A Sports Ground with thriving sports clubs
  • A village museum – Champs Chapel Museum, housed in a former 15th century chapel
  • Several clubs and organisations covering a wide range of interests and activities

Medieval East Hendred had five manors:

  • Abbey Manor (a grange of Reading Abbey)
  • Arches Manor – with its manor house, Hendred House, the home of the Eyston family since the mid-15th century
  • Framptons Manor
  • King’s Manor
  • New College Manor

Geographical location:

  • Latitude: 51° 35′ 40″ N
  • Longitude: 1 °20′ W
  • OS Ref: SU4689