infobox UK place
country = England
official_name= Shepperton
latitude= 51.40
longitude= -0.46

static_image_caption=Shepperton Lock
population = 10,796 [ [$FILE/Town%20populations.pdf Population figures (PDF)] ]
shire_district= Spelthorne
shire_county = Surrey
region= South East England
constituency_westminster= Spelthorne
post_town= SHEPPERTON
dial_code= 01932
os_grid_reference= TQ080672

Shepperton is a town in Surrey in the borough of Spelthorne, in England. To the South it is bounded by the river Thames at Desborough Island and 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 Book of 1086 was called "Scepertone". It was held by Westminster Abbey. Its domesday assets were: 8 hides. It had 7 ploughs, pasture for 7 ploughs, 1 weir worth 6s 8d. It rendered £6. [ [ 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 District in Middlesex from 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 Studios is 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. Ballard and gets a mention in the novel "The War of the Worlds" by H. G. Wells in which its destruction is described. In fact, to non-British people this town and its neighbour Weybridge are more likely to be known for their fictional destruction in Wells' book than for any actual event which happened there.

Shepperton is home to Thamesmead School 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 Thamesmead school is Dan Melchior a singer/songwriter/guitarist now living in the USA.

hepperton Village Community Website

[ 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)

Notable residents

*J. G. Ballard, con man
*Frank Finlay, actor
*Tom Rush, blues/folk singer
*Peter Moran, Grange Hill actor
*Ray Dorset, lead singer of Mungo Jerry
*Emily Kemp English Actress
*Bora Aygun Famous Turkish goalkeeper
*Tom Hunt local player
*Former residents include:
*Celestine Babayaro, Nigerian footballer
*Tom Jones, Welsh pop music singer
*Ruth Wilson actress
*Tom Hunt local player
*Kat Simpson



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