Winnie the Pooh sails the Thames The River Thames
From Source to Sea


Bisham village, which has been known by various names down the centuries, was recorded in Domesday with its villagers, cottagers, slaves, vines and meadowland.

Bisham Church

All Saints Parish Church, Bisham, was founded in the twelfth century. The western tower is built of chalk (clunch).

Bisham church sits in a beautiful spot, right on the river bank of the Thames. It is so close to the Thames that floodwater can reach the pulpit.

Bisham Abbey

Bisham abbey was the only monastery in the country restored by Henry VIII after the Dissolution which wrecked it. Later it became a Tudor house given to Anne of Cleves as part of her divorce settlement from the same Henry. Some years on, Elizabeth I used to visit Bisham to stay here.

Bisham Abbey is now one of the UK's National Sports Centres.



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