On the left, south east bank, below the Great House, below Sonning Bridge.
Sonning Court was the enormous home of Uri Geller until 2015.
As a parting gift to the Village he left this remembrance:
Uri Geller's "Bent Spoon"
This artwork was not entirely appreciated locally and it was removed.
But then in 2020 a mystery item was erected -
Remembering Uri Geller, the Golden Cock
Uri Geller, famous for bending spoons with the "power of his mind" was something of a prankster and it is thought that the Post box on Sonning Bridge was his handiwork:
Sonning Bridge "Post Box"
An identical piece of "Installation Art" appeared further upstream:
Postbox in the railway wall just below Purley
SONNING COURT IS A
GRACEFUL AND IMPRESSIVE
ENGLISH COUNTRY MANSION
ON THE BEND OF THE RIVER
8 Bedrooms 11 Bathrooms 11 Receptions Cinema room & gym Cellar & wine vault Guest / staff accommodation Covered heated outdoor swimming pool Floodlit hard tennis court Landscaped gardens and grounds Four car garage & parking
Sonning Court is set in a beautiful village of Sonning On Thames in the Royal County of Berkshire close to London and Heathrow.
Constructed to magnificent standards some fifty years ago, Sonning Court is a graceful and impressive English country mansion with nine bedrooms, on the bend of The River Thames.
The architect was influenced by the Greek period, erecting four impressive sculptural Ionic stone columns adorning the façade of the residence.
This is a stunning riverside property set in wonderful secluded gardens.
The property is situated in the heart of Sonning on Thames and boasts many interesting features.
There are several separate buildings on the estate.
Large entrance hall with lovely black and white floor and sweeping staircase, sitting room overlooking the gardens, large study/reception room, lovely morning room, dining room, fully fitted kitchen with second kitchen to the rear.
Separate living space consisting of sitting room, bedroom, and bathroom, large conservatory, 7 bedrooms all doubles with 5 bathrooms and dressing room areas.
Large garden with triple garage that has cottage flat above, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen and sitting room, one bedroom pool house with bathroom and kitchen, large swimming pool, tennis courts, helicopter pad, interesting pyramid in the garden used as self contained office space.
All with river frontage and mooring.