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Henley from the Wargrave Road (detail) by Jan Siberechts: from an original painting in the River & Rowing Museum, Henley-on-Thames

The Chantry House is a high-status, late medieval timber-framed building on the east side of Henley churchyard, north of the the church.

Hart Street is one of Henley's four main streets, leading from the Market Place and central crossroads to St Mary's parish church and the bridge ov

Photo: Henley British School staff and pupils 1895 (Oxfordshire County Council Photographic Archive)

First recorded as Le Herte in 1428-9, the White Hart was Henley's oldest functioning inn until its closure in 1996.

Most buildings on Hart Street have brick frontages dating from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries.

Henley-on-Thames: Town, Trade and River

Until recent times, what buildings were constructed of was conditioned by what building materials were available locally.

Image: Henley from the Wargrave Road (1698), by Jan Siberechts; courtesy of the River & Rowing Museum, Henley on Thames