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Eton, Windsor and Maidenhead

Eton is a town and civil parish in Berkshire, England, lying on the opposite bank of the River Thames to Windsor and connected to it by Windsor Bridge. The parish also includes the large village of Eton Wick, two miles west of the town, and has a population of 4,980. Eton was in Buckinghamshire until 1974, when it was transferred to Berkshire. Since 1998 it has been part of the unitary authority of Windsor and Maidenhead.
Post townWINDSOR
Administrative CountyWindsor and Maidenhead
Traditional CountyBuckinghamshire
OS GridSU9677
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityThames Valley
Fire and Rescue AuthorityRoyal Berkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityRoyal Berkshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code01753
Population4,980 (2001)

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

Aeton ~ Eaton ~ Ettone

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

Eton, town and par., on S. border of Bucks, on left bank of river Thames, opposite Windsor (with which it is connected by a bridge), and 21 miles SW. of London -- par., 786 ac. (23 water), pop. 3984; town, pop. 3464; P.O., T.O. Eton is known chiefly for its college (founded by Henry VI. in 1440), one of the great public schools, at which some of the most celebrated men of England have been educated. The original structure, begun in 1441, and finished in 1523, has received large additions during the present century. The foundation comprises a provost and 10 fellows; a head master, and a second master; and 70 "collegers, " or scholars on the foundation. Besides these there are between 800 and 900 "oppidans, " who lodge outside the college. The annual income, originally a few hundreds, is now upwards of £20,000. The population of the parish includes Eton College; the entire town is included in the parliamentary limits of Windsor.

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