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Twickenham, Richmond upon Thames

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Twickenham, Richmond upon Thames

Twickenham is a large suburban town 10 miles southwest of central London. It is the administrative headquarters of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and one of the locally important district centres identified in the London Plan.
Administrative CountyRichmond upon Thames
Traditional CountyMiddlesex
OS GridTQ1573
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityMetropolitan
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Ambulance AuthorityLondon
Dialling code020
Population19,554 (St Margarets and North Twickenham, South Twickenham, Twickenham Riverside and West Twickenham wards 2007)

Other names by which Twickenham, Richmond upon Thames has been known in the past

Twitnam ~ Twittenham ~ Twittnaham

Twickenham, Richmond upon Thames in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Twickenham, town and par., Middlesex, on river Thames, 11¼ miles SW. of London by rail, 2415 ac., pop. 12,479; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Twickenham is practically a suburb of Richmond, with which it is connected by Richmond Bridge. It was noted, in the 18th century, as a place of fashionable resort, and is associated with the names of many distinguished men, amongst whom are Pope, who resided here, and to whom there is a monument in St Mary's church, and Horace Walpole, who built Strawberry Hill. Mansions, villas, and ornate cottages are very numerous, and much of the land is disposed in market gardens. Like Richmond, Twickenham is a resort of Londoners.

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