SU7784 : River Thames near Temple Island

taken 2 months ago, near to Remenham, Wokingham, Great Britain

River Thames near Temple Island
River Thames near Temple Island
River Thames
The River Thames rises at Thames Head in Gloucestershire on the slopes of the Cotswolds and flows generally eastward to its mouth near Southend in Essex. At 215 miles long it is one of the longest rivers in Britain. It is one of the most important rivers in Britain. LinkExternal link
Temple Island
Temple Island is in the River Thames just north (downstream) of Henley-on-Thames. The island is on the reach above Hambleden Lock between the Buckinghamshire and Berkshire banks, and is part of Remenham in Berkshire. The main significance of the island is that it lies at the start of the course for Henley Royal Regatta.
The island includes an elegant ornamental temple (a folly) designed by the 18th century English architect James Wyatt and constructed in 1771. It was designed as a fishing lodge for Fawley Court, a nearby historic house that Wyatt also remodelled in the 1770s on the commission of its owner, Sambrooke Freeman. Wyatt designed both the structure of the building and its interior decoration. The wall paintings in the principal room are thought to be the earliest surviving example of the Etruscan style in Great Britain, predating more famous examples such as the Etruscan Dressing Room at Osterley Park by Robert Adam.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 27 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 28 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
River (from Tags)
Thames 
Place (from Tags)
Rememham 
Island (from Tags)
Temple Island 
Primary Subject of Photo
River 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 77079 84640 [1m precision]
WGS84: 51:33.3233N 0:53.3771W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 77087 84517
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