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Virginia Water, Surrey

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Virginia Water, Surrey

Virginia Water is an affluent village, a lake and, originally, a stream, the village being in the Borough of Runnymede in Surrey and the bodies of water stretching over the borders of Runnymede, Old Windsor and Sunninghill and Ascot, England. The village 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.
DistrictRunnymede Borough Council[1]
Post townVirginia Water
Administrative CountySurrey
Traditional CountySurrey
OS GridSU9967
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthoritySurrey
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySurrey
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySurrey
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast
Dialling code01344
Populationless than 3,000
 

Virginia Water, Surrey in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Virginia Water, eccl. dist. and ry. sta., Egham par., Surrey, 2½ miles NW. of Chertsey and 23 SW. of London, pop. 1101. Virginia Water, lake, 1½ mile W. of sta., lies in the S. of Windsor Great Park, and is partly in Berks; it was formed by the Duke of Cumberland, the victor at Culloden, and is the largest artificial sheet of water in England, measuring 2¼ miles by ¼ to ½ mile; among its attractions are the ruins from Corinth and Carthage, the Belvidere Fort, the Fishing Temple, and the miniature Adelaide frigate.

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