North Sheen

North Sheen

Coordinates: 51°28′29″N 0°16′42″W / 51.474778°N 0.278421°W / 51.474778; -0.278421

North Sheen
North Sheen is located in Greater London
North Sheen

 North Sheen shown within Greater London
OS grid reference TQ195765
London borough Richmond
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town RICHMOND
Postcode district TW9
Dialling code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
EU Parliament London
UK Parliament Richmond Park
London Assembly South West
List of places: UK • England • London

North Sheen, an area of London, England in the former Municipal Borough of Richmond (Surrey),[1]was incorporated into Kew in 1965 when the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames was created.[2]



North Sheen, whose etymology is shared with East Sheen, formed a civil parish from 1894 to 1965.[2] Historically, it formed part of the Mortlake parish and became part of the expanded Municipal Borough of Richmond in 1892.[3] Under the Local Government Act 1894, a new North Sheen parish was created from part of Mortlake, with the remainder of Mortlake then forming part of Barnes Urban District. The North Sheen parish covered an area of 329 acres (1.33 km2). In 1901 the population was 2,807 and in 1951 it was 7,429.[4]

North Sheen was first marked on maps from 1904.[1] At that time it was mostly undeveloped, but by 1920 residential building was underway.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Mills, A., Oxford Dictionary of London Place Names, (2001)
  2. ^ a b Blomfield, David: Kew Past, p 131, Phillimore, 1994
  3. ^ Vision of Britain - North Sheen parish (historic map)
  4. ^ Vision of Britain - North Sheen population

See also

  • The Barn Church, Kew

External links

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