The villages of Goring and Streatley stand on opposite sides of the River Thames Oxfordshire on one side and West Berkshire on the other, linked by a beautiful bridge built in 1923.
This riverside setting with views of the Chiltern Hills and Berkshire Downs on either side, makes Goring extremely attractive.
Much of the village between the river and the railway line is a conservation area and there are many listed buildings.
It is thought that the lock was build by the local miller in the 16th century to provide a head of water to drive the water wheel.
In Saxon times Goring had a corn mill. Later the mill was used to generate electricity, but it is now a private residence.