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Fawley Green conservation area character survey

This appraisal sets out the key features that contribute to the character of the Fawley Green Conservation area. The full text can be downloaded below.

Fawley Green village sits on a plateau between the Hambleden and Stonor Valleys, north of the river Thames. The village lies overlooking the Thames between Henley and Marlow; it is bounded to the west and the north by Oxfordshire. It is historically linked to Fawley Court, the grand house that is located adjacent to the Thames in the valley. Fawley Court and its grounds form a separate conservation area.

The conservation area is tiny, covering only two small parts of the village - the area around the village green, and the area south of this around the church and rectory. The green is the nucleus of the settlement and historic houses are loosely scattered around it. The grouping of church and mausoleums, Fawley House (originally The Rectory), and the former school house lie close to a natural pond which provides a second focus, also very loose knit. The main character of the area is of a well treed loosely spaced settlement with a varied architectural typology.