Place:Virginia Water, Surrey, England


NameVirginia Water
Alt namesVirginia-Watersource: Family History Library Catalog
Coordinates51.4°N 0.567°W
Located inSurrey, England
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Virginia Water is a small town, on the outskirts of London. It is home to the Wentworth Estate and the Wentworth Club, where the first Ryder Cup was played. The estate is situated in the Borough of Runnymede[1] in Surrey England, and the bodies of water stretching over the borders of Runnymede, Old Windsor and Sunninghill and Ascot, England.

The town takes its name from the lake in the nearby Windsor Great Park. The lake's name was transferred from a previous stream, which was probably named after the 'Virgin Queen', Elizabeth I.

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