Eton, Berkshire

Eton, Berkshire

infobox UK place
country = England
official_name= Eton
latitude= 51.4881
longitude= -0.6092
unitary_england= Windsor and Maidenhead
lieutenancy_england= Berkshire
region= South East England
post_town= WINDSOR
postcode_district = SL4
postcode_area= SL
dial_code= 01753
os_grid_reference= SU965775

Eton is a town in Berkshire, England, lying on the opposite bank of the River Thames to Windsor and connected to it by Windsor Bridge. It lies within the historic boundaries of Buckinghamshire but became part of Berkshire in 1974. Since 1998 it has been part of the unitary authority of Windsor and Maidenhead.

The town is best known as the location of Eton College, a famous public school.

Eton is the birthplace of George E. Davis founding father of Chemical Engineering.

Origin of the Name

The name 'Eton' derives from Old English Ēa-tūn, = "River-Town", i.e. "Town on the River Thames".

External links

*wikitravelpar|Windsor and Eton
* [ Eton Town Traders Association]
* [ Eton College]
* [ Windsor and Eton Football Club]

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