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Other names by which Staines, Surrey has been known in the past
Pontes ~ Stane ~ Stanes
Staines, Surrey in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Staines, market town and par. with ry. sta., in SW. of Middlesex, on river Thames, 6 miles SE. of Windsor and 19 SW. of London, 1843 ac. (74 water), pop. 4628; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Friday. Staines, known to the Saxons as Stane, is said to derive its name from an ancient stone on the boundary of the City of London's jurisdiction of the Thames. The church of St Mary has a tower by Inigo Jones (1631), and the river is spanned by a bridge designed by Rennie (1832). There are breweries, mustard mills, and market gardens; 2 miles W. is Runney Mead, with its racecourse.
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