borough (district), administrative county of Surrey, historic county of Middlesex, England, bounded on the south and west by the River Thames and on the north and east by Greater London. It includes Staines (the principal settlement and district headquarters), Ashford, Shepperton, Sunbury, and the southern edge of London's Heathrow Airport. It is crossed by the M3 and M25 superhighways and other major roads out of London. A remarkable feature of the district is the large fraction of its area covered by water. There is a series of large reservoirs, including a vast one at Littleton, fed by the Thames and designed to supply the needs of London. Much of the remainder of the district consists of residential areas. Area 22 square miles (56 square km). Pop. (2001) 90,414.

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Spelthorne — is a local government district and borough in Surrey, England. It includes the towns of Ashford, Laleham, Shepperton, Staines, Stanwell and Sunbury. Boroughs adjacent to Spelthorne include Runnymede, Elmbridge, and Windsor and Maidenhead. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Spelthorne — Distrito del Reino Unido Ubicación en el condado de Surrey …   Wikipedia Español

  • Spelthorne — Borough of Spelthorne Lage in Surrey Status Borough Region South East England Verw.grafschaft Surrey …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Spelthorne College — was a sixth form college in Ashford, Surrey, England, positioned on the High Street. It was originally founded as Ashford County Grammar School, for 11 18 year olds, in 1911 in what was then the county of Middlesex. In the 1970s, with Middlesex… …   Wikipedia

  • Spelthorne (hundred) — Spelthorne was a hundred (ancient subdivision) of the ancient county of Middlesex, England. It contained the following parishes and settlements : *Feltham *Hampton *Hanworth *Stanwell *Sunbury *Teddington …   Wikipedia

  • Spelthorne (UK Parliament constituency) — UK constituency infobox Name = Spelthorne Map1 = Spelthorne Map2 = Surrey Type = Borough Year = 1918 Entity = Surrey County = Surrey EP = South East England MP = David Wilshire Party = ConservativeSpelthorne is a constituency represented in the… …   Wikipedia

  • Littleton, Spelthorne — Littleton is a village in Surrey in the borough of Spelthorne, in the United Kingdom. It lies between Shepperton Green to the southeast (from which it is separated by the River Ash) and Laleham to the west. It also lies along the southern edge of …   Wikipedia

  • David Wilshire — MP Member of Parliament for Spelthorne In office 11 June 1987 – 6 May 2010 Preceded by Humphrey Atkins Succeeded by …   Wikipedia

  • Middlesex — For other uses, see Middlesex (disambiguation). Middlesex Ancient and 1889 extent of Middlesex …   Wikipedia

  • Ashford, Surrey — Ashford is a town almost entirely in the Surrey borough of Spelthorne in England, with a small part falling within Greater London. It is a suburban development situated 15 miles (24 km) west south west of Charing Cross in London and forms part of …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”