Phillimore Island from the Shiplake bank
Phillimore Island from the Shiplake bank

Phillimore Island is an elongated island in the River Thames in the county of Berkshire, England, near the villages of Shiplake, Oxfordshire and Wargrave, Berkshire. It is on the reach above Shiplake Lock.[1]

The island is named after the Phillimore family who were formerly the owners of Shiplake House, now Shiplake College, on the Oxfordshire bank.[2]

Phillimore Island is quite centrally located in the River Thames.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Cove-Smith, Chris (1996). The River Thames Book. St Ives, Cambridgeshire: Imray Laurai Norie & Wilson. p. 92 (Map 14). ISBN 0-85288-286-6.
  2. ^ Fred. S. Thacker, Fred S. (1920). The Thames Highway: Volume II Locks and Weirs. Republished 1968, David & Charles.
  3. ^ Reading, Henley-on-Thames, Wokingham: Street AZ Atlas. Geographer' A-Z Map Company. 1995. p. 15. ISBN 0-85039-277-2.
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The Lynch Phillimore Island Unnamed Eyot

Coordinates: 51°29′53″N 0°53′25″W / 51.49806°N 0.89028°W / 51.49806; -0.89028