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Goring Heath

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OS grid reference  SU6579
Region  South East
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Shire county  Oxfordshire
District  South Oxfordshire
Civil parish  Goring Heath
Country  England
Area  11.44 km²
Local time  Friday 6:01 AM
UK parliament constituency  Henley
Goring Heath
Population  1,227 (parish, including Whitchurch Hill) (2011 census)
Weather  2°C, Wind W at 10 km/h, 92% Humidity

Goring Heath is a hamlet and civil parish in the Chiltern Hills in South Oxfordshire. The civil parish includes the villages of Whitchurch Hill and Crays Pond and some small hamlets. Goring Heath is centred 3 miles (4.8 km) southeast of Goring-on-Thames and about 4 miles (6.4 km) northwest of Reading, Berkshire.

Map of Goring Heath, UK

In 1724 Henry Alnutt, a lawyer of the Middle Temple in London, established a set of almshouses at Goring Heath. They form three sides of a courtyard, flanking a chapel of the same date. In the 1880s a school was built beside the almshouses in what was intended to be the same architectural style. A post office was added in 1900.

Alnutt also left a continuing income from his estate at Goring Heath to teach, clothe and apprentice boys from five parishes. One of the parishes was Cassington in West Oxfordshire, where Alnutt's charity established a small school for boys. In 1833 the Allnut school was absorbed into a new Cassington parish school, which in 1853 became Cassington's present St. Peter's Church of England primary school.

References

Goring Heath Wikipedia


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