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Cookham, formerly a market town, is a beautiful village and parish, with a station on the branch of the Great Western railway from Maidenhead to High Wycombe, Thame and Oxford, 3 miles north from Maidenhead, 16 north-east from Reading, 9 east from Henley, and 21 from London, in the Eastern division of the county, hundred of its own name, Maidenhead union and petty sessional division, county court district of Windsor, rural deanery of Maidenhead, archdeaconry of Berks and diocese of Oxford. This place is on the west bank of the river Thames, on the Bucks side of which are the highly picturesque and richly cultivated domains of Cliveden, Hedsor and Taplow. The portion of the river from Maidenhead up to Cookham Lock is considered the most beautiful in the whole course from Oxford to London; an iron toll bridge, supported on seven iron pillars, crosses the Thames at this point.
Transcribed from Kelly's Directory of Berkshire, 1915