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