Welcome to the Taplow website!
This is a jumping-off point for all sorts of information
about Taplow Village.
Come in and look around.
A virtual-reality tour of Taplow,
with clickable maps and hundreds of photographs.
NEW: updated maps, and Marsh Lane is now fully covered.
29th April 2011, Taplow High Street. To your vehicles! The race is on!
The Society has a website with news, information, and a forum for people to "have their say" about the local area.
This is a showcase for artists who live or work in the Taplow area.
A wide range of work is on show, from watercolours to sculpture and from
acrylics to digital photographs.
Current local issues
Skindles and the Paper Mill
The St Regis company, which owned Skindles and the Mill, sold the entire site
to a property company called Watchword.
The mill closed in late 2006, and some parts have now been demolished.
The site covers approximately 48 acres and comprises the Mill, the former Skindles Hotel, Windrush Garage (on a lease) and the Severnside Recycling Depot, as well as large areas of open space.
The new owners submitted a planning application in April 2009 and went bust soon afterwards.
The plan was to build a large new hotel on the Skindles site, 28 live/work units with a
supporting office hub, and 152 dwellings (mostly apartments).
In June 2011 a new consortium led by Barratt Homes mounted an
exhibition at the Mill
to gather feedback on their new outline proposals.
The plans presented were very sketchy - much less detail than the previous proposals.
Move on to 2014, the site is now owned by Berkeley Homes and there is another
exhibition of proposals
on 2nd July at the Rowing Club in River Road.
In September 2014, Berkeley Homes submitted four planning applications
covering Skindles, the Mill site, the Gas Works sites, and the proposed new
footbridge. These can be found in a special area on the South Bucks website:
Mill Lane 2014 Planning Applications"
The applications were considered by South Bucks District Council on 17th December 2014:
the footbridge and the conversion of Glen Island House were approved but the
larger applications covering new houses and flats were refused.
The Hitcham and Taplow Society is watching the process keenly.
There is a
Mill Lane Planning Proposals
page on the Society website, containing the Society's initial reaction and a number of background documents.
- All of the
Listed Buildings in Taplow are mapped by the British Listed Buildings website.
once the home of Lord and Lady Desborough,
has been beautifully restored and is now the
Headquarters of SGI UK
- a lay Buddhist organisation.
Current Archaeology has an
article on the Saxon burial and iron age hillfort at Taplow Court.
A number of the artefacts found when the burial mound was excavated are
now in the British Museum: search for Taplow in the
- home of Nancy, Lady Astor, is the largest National Trust property in the Taplow area.
Most of the house itself is now used as a hotel
- The Canadian Red
Cross Memorial Hospital Shrine - a most unusual website
dedicated to the remnants of
the old hospital that was enclosed in the grounds of Cliveden.
There is also some information on Dropmore and Taplow Lodge.
The hospital site is being developed with 135 luxury houses
for the over-55s, though the credit crunch seems to have caused
a pause in the bulding programme. About half of the planned houses
seem to have been built and occupied so far.
House was designed by
for Princess Dolgorouki, and was
later used as an abbey. After standing empty for several years it
was refurbished and converted into apartments.
and vineyard were re-built in the style of Lutyens in the 1990s.
The River Thames is an important part of the landscape around Taplow.
The Environment Agency's
Visit Thames website
has a lot of information
to help you make the most of the river and its surroundings.
The Environment Agency
has a website describing the Jubilee River - originally known
as the Maidenhead, Windsor and Eton Flood Alleviation Scheme (MWEFAS).
Unfortunately they keep moving the pages around so you will have to start
at their home page and search for it.
Nearby towns and villages
Schools and charities
Self-catering accommodation is available in
SGT are a family-owned motor dealer
for sports and specialist cars, trading under the banner "SGT We sell
Just Outdoor Toys supply
trampolines, climbing frames, paddling pools, go-karts, swings, sandpits etc.
Skills 1st Ltd is a consultancy
specialising in systems and network management and directory services.
Windrush is the local
Volkswagen retailer and luxury car specialist, accepts
any make in part-exchange, can arrange finance and offers a full
design simple, beautiful bridges and buildings.