43 – 45 Gravel Hill

Basket Makers Arms
Gravel Hill

43-45 Gravel Hill is a substantial timber-framed house, originally of a two-bay lobby entry plan, now subdivided into two cottages, both extended at the back. It occupies a prominent position near the top of the upper Market Place, jutting forward into the road, its gable looking towards the town. In the 19th and early 20th century, it was a beerhouse, called the ‘Basket Makers Arms’ (see A. Cottingham  ‘The Hostelries of Henley’). Its queens strut trusses, clasped purlin, large wind braces, wide, flat laid ceiling joists in bay II  and two inglenook fireplaces suggest a building date of the mid C16th

Grid Reference: SU75798258
Parish: Henley-on-Thames
Surveyed in: 1987
Report written by: Ruth Gibson
Sort key: 0HY-GRA-043