Black Boy Island

Black Boy Island, 2, Windsor and Maidenhead SL6 5NS, United Kingdom
 
Black Boy Island is a minor waterways place on the River Thames (below Oxford) between Wargrave (8 miles and ½ furlongs and 2 locks to the southwest) and Racecourse Yacht Basin Entrance (Junction of the River Thames and the Clewer Mill Stream) (13 miles and 5 furlongs and 6 locks to the east).
 
 
The nearest place in the direction of Wargrave is Medmenham Abbey; 2 furlongs away.
 
The nearest place in the direction of Racecourse Yacht Basin Entrance is Frog Mill Ait; 1 furlong away.

Mooring here is unrated

Hambleden Marina2 miles, 1 furlong
Culham Court1 mile, 3¾ furlongs
Magpie Island1 mile, 1¼ furlongs
Westfield Farm Moorings, Medmenham5 furlongs
Medmenham Abbey2 furlongs
Black Boy Island
Frog Mill Ait1 furlong
Hurley Lock Weir Entrance No 26¾ furlongs
Hurley Lock Weir Entrance No 11 mile, ½ furlongs
Hurley Lock Upper Towpath Footbridge1 mile, ¾ furlongs
Hurley Lock Mill Weir Entrance1 mile, 1¼ furlongs
 

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Black Boy Island is an island in the River Thames in England between the villages of Medmenham, Buckinghamshire and Hurley, Berkshire. It is situated on the reach above Hurley Lock.

The island is said to be named after Charles II who was so dark as a child that his mother called him "Black Boy". Black Boy Island and the adjacent Frog Mill Ait presented a problem to navigation because the towpath was on the other side of the island from the main navigation channel. Hence tow lines had to sweep over the islands, often with the result that barges were pulled onto the shore.

The name "Poisson Deux" is associated with the area, and this is believed to derive from fish ducts or traps in the river here.

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Commercial & Industrial Equipment Supplier
  • John Darvell Packaging Ltd (Big Box Retailer)
    Unit 1, Westfield Farm, Henley Rd, Medmenham, Marlow, SL7 2TA — 1607 yards to the northwest.
British Restaurant
  • Black Boys Inn (Pub, Hotel)
    Henley Road, Maidenhead, SL6 5NQ — 670 yards to the south.
Information Technology Company
  • Wireless Logic
    Wireless Logic Group LTD, Horizon, Honey Lane, Hurley — 1444 yards to the southeast.
Business Service
  • Sas Software
    Wittington House, Henley Road, Medmenham, Marlow, SL7 2 — 1449 yards to the northeast.
Education
  • Routes of Life (Alternative & Holistic Health Service)
    Stubbings Lane,, SL6 6QL — 1203 yards to the southeast.
Lake
Nutritionist
City
  • Rosehill
    Henley Road, Rosehill, Oxfordshire, RG9 3 — 1010 yards to the southwest.
RV Park
  • Hurley Riverside Park (Campground, Vacation Home Rental)
    Park Office, Hurley, SL6 5 — 793 yards to the northeast.
Restaurant
Automotive Repair Shop
  • Mirror Finish Bodyshop (Automotive Body Shop)
    Unit 1c Westfield farm medmenham ,nr Marlow bucks SL7 2HE, Marlow, SL7 2HE — 1547 yards to the northwest.
Hotel
Florist
Sports & Recreation Venue
Neighborhood
  • Medmenham (Geo Entity)
    Medmenham — 1378 yards to the northwest.
Military Base
  • RAF Medmenham (Tour Agency)
    Marlow, SL7 2 — 1155 yards to the northeast.
Sports
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