Shepperton


Shepperton

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

static_image_caption=Shepperton Lock
population = 10,796 [ [http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/sccwebsite/sccwspublications.nsf/591f7dda55aad72a80256c670041a50d/1c602ea59c869c9180256e600054b26c/$FILE/Town%20populations.pdf Population figures (PDF)] ]
shire_district= Spelthorne
shire_county = Surrey
region= South East England
constituency_westminster= Spelthorne
post_town= SHEPPERTON
postcode_district=TW17
postcode_area=TW
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. [ [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 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

[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)

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

References

*


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Shepperton — 51.394444444444 0.44805555555556 Koordinaten: 51° 23′ 40″ N, 0° 26′ 53″ W …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Shepperton — Original name in latin Shepperton Name in other language Shepperton, Шеппертон State code GB Continent/City Europe/London longitude 51.39546 latitude 0.44889 altitude 14 Population 10106 Date 2011 02 14 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Shepperton Studios — Shepperton Studios, located in Shepperton, Surrey, England is a film studio with a long history of film making. Formation Film history began at Shepperton Studios in 1931, when Norman Loudon, a dynamic Scottish businessman, bought Littleton Park… …   Wikipedia

  • Shepperton Design Studios — is a manufacturer of Star Wars props and memorabilia, based in England. Established in 1974 by Andrew Ainsworth, the company was asked in January 1976 to produce first the helmets, then the body armours for the Imperial stormtroopers in the… …   Wikipedia

  • Shepperton (United Kingdom) — Hotels: Holiday Inn London Shepperton (Centre) …   International hotels

  • Shepperton Studios — [Shepperton Studios] a large film ↑studio near London, England. Since the 1930s it has been one of the two major British centres of film production. Many famous films have been made there, including The African Queen (1951) and ↑Third Man.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shepperton Studios — Die Shepperton Studios sind ein Filmstudio in Shepperton, Middlesex, England. Es zählt zu den historisch wichtigsten Studios in Großbritannien und ist immer noch in Betrieb. Hier entstanden Filme wie Room At The Top (1958), Alien (1979), Gandhi… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Shepperton Lock — Infobox Waterlock lock name = Shepperton Lock [ [http://www.visitthames.co.uk/uploads/a users guide to the River thames.pdf Statistics from Environment Agency A User s Guide to the River Thames:Part II ] ] caption= Shepperton lock (2005) waterway …   Wikipedia

  • Shepperton railway station — Infobox UK station| name = Shepperton manager = South West Trains locale = Shepperton borough = Spelthorne platforms = 1 code = SHP events = 1 November 1864 years = Opened years1 = Electrified events1 = 1 January 1916 usage0405 = 0.339 usage0506 …   Wikipedia

  • Shepperton Stakes — Horseraces infobox class = Restricted horse race = Shepperton Stakes caption = location = Woodbine Racetrack Toronto, Ontario flagicon|Canada inaugurated = 1976 race type = Thoroughbred Flat racing website = [http://www.woodbineentertainment.com… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

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

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.