Home

British Place Names

A comprehensive online gazetteer

Home » Windsor and Maidenhead » Maidenhead, Windsor and Maidenhead - local map, administrative data, historical information and reader comments

Maidenhead, Windsor and Maidenhead

Local area map loading...

Maidenhead, Windsor and Maidenhead

Maidenhead is a town and unparished area within the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, in Berkshire, England. It lies on the River Thames and is situated 25.7 miles west of Charing Cross in London.
Post townMAIDENHEAD
Administrative CountyWindsor and Maidenhead
Traditional CountyBerkshire
OS GridSU8781
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityThames Valley
Fire and Rescue AuthorityRoyal Berkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityRoyal Berkshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code01628
Population78,000 (2001)
 

Other names by which Maidenhead, Windsor and Maidenhead has been known in the past

Maidin Hith ~ Southealington ~ Elentone

Maidenhead, Windsor and Maidenhead in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Maidenhead, mun. bor. and market town, Bray and Cookham pars., Berks, near river Thames, 11 miles NE. of Reading and 24¼ W. of London by rail, 2123 ac., pop. 8220; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Wednesday. Maydenhythe is an early name of the place, which in the 12th century possessed a wharf for timber and a bridge across the river. Its first charter was granted in the reign of Edward III. The town has a large timber trade, also breweries, maltings, and grain mills; and in vicinity (in Bucks) are the Taplow Paper Works. Here, at the Greyhound Inn, Charles I. bade farewell to his children. Thomas Rickman (1776-1841), the architect, was a native.

Your comments about Maidenhead, Windsor and Maidenhead

What do you know about Maidenhead, Windsor and Maidenhead? Give us the benefit of your local knowledge and opinions here!

comments powered by Disqus