infobox UK place
country = England
population = 10,796 [ [http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/sccwebsite/sccwspublications.nsf/591f7dda55aad72a80256c670041a50d/1c602ea59c869c9180256e600054b26c/$FILE/Town%20populations.pdf Population figures (PDF)] ]
region= South East England
Shepperton is a
townin Surreyin the borough of Spelthorne, in England. To the South it is bounded by the river Thamesat Desborough Islandand is bisected by the M3 motorway.
The name is derived from 'Shepherd's Town' and the name of one of the older streets, Sheep Walk, still reflects that origin.
Shepperton in the
Domesday Bookof 1086 was called "Scepertone". It was held by Westminster Abbey. Its domesday assets were: 8 hides. It had 7 ploughs, pasturefor 7 ploughs, 1 weirworth 6s 8d. It rendered £6. [ [http://www.gwp.enta.net/surrnames.htm Surrey Domesday Book] ]
The Church Square area, next to the river is the original village. When a railway station was constructed a mile to the North, linking Shepperton to London's Waterloo station, the village expanded in that direction.
Shepperton was a parish in the
Staines Rural Districtin Middlesexfrom 1894 to 1930, when it became part of the Sunbury-on-Thames Urban District. It was transferred to Surrey in 1965 rather than becoming part of Greater London. Shepperton Studiosis located here. Many films were made here such as Carol Reed's " The Third Man", Harry Enfield's " Kevin and Perry Go Large" and Kenneth Branagh's " Frankenstein". Shepperton is also the home of author J. G. Ballardand gets a mention in the novel "The War of the Worlds" by H. G. Wellsin which its destruction is described. In fact, to non-British people this town and its neighbour Weybridgeare more likely to be known for their fictional destruction in Wells' book than for any actual event which happened there.
Shepperton is home to
ThamesmeadSchool which specializes in music. Famous past students include Ben Smith- bassist for the band Rooster, Steven Ruston - bassist for the band "Son Of Dork" and Richard Archer- lead singer for the chart topping band HARD-Fi. Another ex-student of Thamesmeadschool is Dan Melchiora singer/songwriter/guitarist now living in the USA.
hepperton Village Community Website
[http://www.shepperton-info.co.uk/ Shepperton Website - Community Information]
Places of Worship
* Shepperton Community Church
* Shepperton Baptist Church
* St John Fisher (Roman Catholic)
* St Nicholas (Church of England)
* St Mary Magdalene, Littleton (Church of England)
J. G. Ballard, con man
Frank Finlay, actor
Tom Rush, blues/folk singer
Peter Moran, Grange Hillactor
Ray Dorset, lead singer of Mungo Jerry
Emily KempEnglish Actress
Bora AygunFamous Turkish goalkeeper
Tom Huntlocal player
*Former residents include:
Celestine Babayaro, Nigerian footballer
*Tom Jones, Welsh pop music singer
Tom Huntlocal player
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