Place:Mortlake, Surrey, England

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NameMortlake
TypeFormer village, Suburb
Coordinates51.4655°N 0.2643°W
Located inSurrey, England     ( - 1965)
See alsoBarnes, Surrey, Englandurban district, then municipal borough, of which it was a part 1894-1965
Richmond upon Thames (London Borough), Greater London, EnglandLondon borough in which it has been located since 1965
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Mortlake is a suburban district of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames on the south bank of the River Thames between Kew and Barnes. Until 1965 it was part of Surrey and part of the Municipal Borough of Barnes. For many centuries it had village status and extended far to the south, to include East Sheen and part of what is now Richmond Park. Its Stuart and Georgian history was economically one of malting, brewing, farming, watermen and a great tapestry works. A London landmark, the Mortlake Brewery or Stag Brewery, is on the edge of Mortlake.

The Waterloo to Reading railway line runs through Mortlake, which has a pedestrianised riverside, two riverside pubs and a village green. The annual Boat Race between the rowing teams of Oxford and Cambridge Universities finishes at Mortlake every April.

The village of North Sheen has been redirected here.

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For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Mortlake.

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