infobox UK place
country = England
region= South East England
Stanwell is a suburban village in the
Surreyborough of Spelthorne. It is located 15.7 miles (24.8 km) west south-west of Charing Crossand half a mile (0.8 km) from the southern boundary of London Heathrow Airportand the London Borough of Hillingdon. The census area "Stanwell North" has a population of 7,301 [ [http://neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadKeyFigures.do?a=7&b=5942920&c=stanwell&d=14&e=16&g=491796&i=1001x1003x1004&m=0&enc=1 Census area "Stanwell North"] ] and the census area "Stanwell South" has a population of 4,766. [ [http://neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadKeyFigures.do?a=7&b=552452&c=stanwell&d=14&e=16&g=491611&i=1001x1003x1004&m=0&enc=1 Census data "Stanwell South"] ]
There are to theories regarding the origin of the name Stanwell. One is that it was named after St Anne's Well in the village. The second, and more likely theory was it was in fact meant to mean 'stone well'. Indeed the first few letters of the name are the same as in the name of neighbouring Staines, which also is said to mean 'stones'. [ [http://www.experiencefestival.com/stanwell] ]
Stanwell appears in
Domesday Bookof 1086 as "Stanwelle". It was held by Walter, son of Othere. Its domesday assets were: 15 hides. It had 4 mills worth £3 10s 0d and 375 eels, 3 weirs worth 1000 eels, 10 ploughs, meadowfor 12 ploughs and woodlandworth 12 hogs. It rendered £14. [ [http://www.gwp.enta.net/surrnames.htm Surrey Domesday Book] ]
1603, Lord Knyvett was granted the manor of Stanwell. Lord Knyvett was the man who arrested Guy Fawkesin his attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament. Stanwell's 12th centurySt Mary's church contains monuments to Lord and Lady Knyvett. It has Norman and Gothic architectural elements.In 1838, an unknown species of rosewas found in a local garden and given the name of Stanwell Perpetual.
From 1930 Stanwell formed part of the
Staines Urban Districtof Middlesex. In 1965, under the London Government Act 1963, most of the rest of Middlesex became part of Greater Londonwhile the Staines Urban District was transferred to Surrey.
Second World War, large scale housing society and council housebuilding began, mostly to house airport workers.
In 2004, the village won a Bronze Medal in the national Britain In Bloom [ [http://www.rhs.org.uk/britaininbloom/winners2004.asp] ] competition in the Urban Community category.
Thomas Knevytt, Member of Parliament in 1601, was given the manor of Stanwell for uncovering the Gunpowder Plotin 1603
Nicholas Hilliard, painter leased Poyle Manor
* Richard Cox, British horticulturist, created
Cox's Orange Pippinapple, first grown in his garden on the Bath Road
Gary Numan, singer, was raised in Stanwell, attending the local Abbotsford School
Pete Shaw, author and theatrical producer, was raised in Short Lane, Stanwell
Vonn Ströpp, surrealist painter born in Stanwell in 1962
Stanwell Park, New South Wales
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