Henley's 19th-Century Suburbs
Image: Norman Avenue, developed by the Henley builder Charles Clements from c.1885. These eccentrically-detailed red brick houses with their striking ornamentation and carved stonework recall Friar Park.
Much of Henley's southern part (along Reading Road south of Friday Street) was built up only during the 19th century. Though usually upstaged by the historic buildings in the town centre, some of these 19th-century housing developments display a rich variety of inventive detail which repays further exploration. Scan the Assets (below) for some of the buildings erected, or for more on Henley's by local builders and developers like Robert Owthwaite, Thomas and William Hamilton, and the Wilson brothers.
Streets included: Vicarage Road, St Marks Road, St Andrews Road, Harpsden Road, Queen Street, Station Road, Norman Avenue, Greys Hill, Church Street and Holy Trinity church.