Brick and lace dating
Take this opportunity of paying a visit to the Church, the nave dating back to the 12th century.
There is much of interest to be seen and there is a worthwhile guide telling you not only of the interior but also the church's history and that of the village.
To prevent poaching upon the King's preserves from the north bank, the Berkshire boundary is some yards to the north of the river bank.
It is here that in July each year one may witness the ceremony of Swan Upping, under the direction of David Barker, the Queen's Swan Keeper and waterman, the two City Companies of Vintners and Dyers sort out the ownership of the Cygnets.
Another opportunity to divert offers Walking south now towards Maidenhead we arrive at Mill Lane on the corner of which stands the Old Ship.Shoes are also said to have been manufactured here.Moor Hall at the end of the lane was built as a private house in the middle of the 19th century and remained so until 1939.To defray the cost, a toll was levied right up to the 40's - you can see the Toll House on the north bank.It is interesting that at Cookham the north bank of the Thames is still in Berkshire, until the beginning of the 19th century Cookham was a Royal Manor and had previously been a favorite fishing ground of the Kings.