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Winterbrook is a small hamlet in the parish of Cholsey, Oxfordshire, bordering the Thames on its east side, and at the southern end of Wallingford. The hamlet has an interesting history, going back to the Bronze Age, and distinctive character, with fine houses from the 18th and 19th century, and a farming tradition. The tranquil area, lined by mature trees, attracted novelist Agatha Christie and her archaeologist husband to live in Winterbrook.

 

 

  

This site aims to give an outline of the history of Winterbrook, and a sense of what makes the place so interesting.

 

 

Early History

 

The Turnpike

 

Glimpses of 18th and 19th century life in Winterbrook

 

Working in Winterbrook

 

Agatha Christie and other residents

 

Whitecross and other houses

 

Further Reading