Hampton, London

Hampton, London

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Hampton is a suburban area with an old village heart on the north bank of the River Thames, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in England. The population is between 19,000 and 20,000, excluding the fluctuating ward encasing its near neighbour Hampton Hill which also has a high street. Hampton includes the parkside neighbourhood of Hampton Court, properly defined and is served by two railway stations, excluding one north of Hampton Hill, including one south of Hampton Court Bridge. It adjoins Bushy Park on two sides and is west of Hampton Wick and Kingston upon Thames. Long strips of public riverside are in Hampton and the Hampton Pool is one of the few such swimming pools remaining in Greater London. The riverside, on the Canal reach above Molesey Lock, has residential islands and grand or decorative buildings including David Garrick's House and the Temple to Shakespeare; also on the river is the Astoria (recording studio) recording studio. Hampton Ferry (River Thames) provides access across the Thames to the main park of Molesey and the Thames Path National Trail. Density does not exceed mid rise. The most common type of housing in the north of the district is terraced homes; in the south is it semi-detached. Being at the western edge of London, much of the economy is bolstered by workers who commute to the nearest parts of adjacent counties, for example the M3 motorway (Great Britain) and M4 corridors or to Central London; however education, health and social work, retail, transport and catering businesses are also significant local employers.

History

The Anglo-Saxon parish of Hampton civil parishes in England included present-day Hampton, Hampton Hill, Hampton Wick and Hampton Court which together are called '''The Hamptons'''. The combined population of the Hamptons was 37,131 (as at the 2001 census).[http://neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk Office for National Statistics 2001 census] Hampton, Hampton Hill, Hampton North (a separate ward of Hampton Hill parish generally considered within Hampton not Hampton Hill) and Hampton Wick. Retrieved 2012-4-11The name ''Hampton'' may come from the Anglo-Saxon language words ''hamm'' meaning an enclosure in the bend of a river and ''ton'' meaning farmstead or settlement.

The ten years to 1911 saw the highest percentage of population increase, the figures for 1851, 1871 and every 10 years to 1911 being: 3,134; 3,915; 4,776; 5,822, 6,813 and 9,220 respectively. A further 25% rise took place in the 1920s.[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10184137/cube/TOT_POP Population in the 19th and early 20th centuries] Vision of Britain University of Portsmouth and others. Retrieved 2013-12-19 Writing between 1870-72 his national gazetteer, John Marius Wilson technically described Hampton Wick as a hamlet (place); the real property of which was worth almost as much as the main settlement. He furthered that the total area was and the exact respective figures were £14, 445 excluding Hampton Wick, of which £300 was in gas works; inclusive of Hampton-Wick: £25,037, .[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/1032 Hampton] Vision of Britain University of Portsmouth and others. Retrieved 2013-12-19 Both halves had developed Urban Sanitary Districts recorded in the 1891 census Hampton and Hampton Wick were Urban Districts from 1894-1937, preceding the creation of the Borough of Twickenham, which Hampton joined.[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10210392 Hampton UD] Vision of Britain University of Portsmouth and others. Retrieved 2013-12-19

At the edge of London, Historic counties of England Hampton was in Middlesex, a former postal county also and this designation is still common in this part of the former county among residents and businesses.[http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/results.shtml/el/Hampton%3BMiddlesex Pub listings in "Hampton, Middlesex"] [http://www.yell.com/s/dentists-hampton-middlesex.html Dental listings in "Hampton, Middlesex"] [http://www.findaproperty.com/to-rent/hampton.middlesex/properties Places to Rent in "Hampton, Middlesex"] [http://www.townpages.com/middlesex/hampton Towns guide placing Hampton in Middlesex]

Tagg's Island and much of Hampton's riverside by association became known as Thames Riviera from the 1920s: the island was leased to Fred Karno, an entertainment impresario, who opened an elevated, three-storey rambling mansard roof hotel, the Karsino in 1913, which was demolished in 1971. World War I impacted the business, which rebranded as The Thames Riviera, rivalling the hotel in Maidenhead for the name, followed by ''The Palm Beach'' and ''The Casino''. The Riviera aspect is sometimes described in literature by the Council however is controversial among dissenters to the land use, almost wholly private housing, where Hampton's riverside is not open parkland – it is no longer endorsed by London's bus operator with a stop of that name, in the 2010s named after instead a long public meadow known as '''St Albans Riverside'''.[http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/gettingaround/maps/buses/tfl-bus-map/text/stopinfo.aspx?s=19584&r=R68&rn=1 (Bus) stop info.] Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2013[http://www.ourhampton.org.uk/islands.html The Islands] Our Hampton. Retrieved 2013-12-26[http://www.livebus.org/greater-london/stops/490013570W/ Greater London stops] Livebus.org Retrieved 26 December 2013

General Roy


A cannon in Roy Grove marks the Hampton end of the baseline measured in 1784 by General William Roy at the start of the Principal Triangulation of Great Britain, i.e. Ordnance Survey maps. Hampton is a suburban area with an old village heart on the north bank of the River Thames, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in England. The population is between 19,000 and 20,000, excluding the fluctuating ward encasing its near neighbour Hampton Hill which also has a high street. Hampton includes the parkside neighbourhood of Hampton Court, properly defined and is served by two railway stations, excluding one north of Hampton Hill, including one south of Hampton Court Bridge. It adjoins Bushy Park on two sides and is west of Hampton Wick and Kingston upon Thames. Long strips of public riverside are in Hampton and the Hampton Pool is one of the few such swimming pools remaining in Greater London. The riverside, on the Canal reach above Molesey Lock, has residential islands and grand or decorative buildings including David Garrick's House and the Temple to Shakespeare; also on the river is the Astoria (recording studio) recording studio. Hampton Ferry (River Thames) provides access across the Thames to the main park of Molesey and the Thames Path National Trail. Density does not exceed mid rise. The most common type of housing in the north of the district is terraced homes; in the south is it semi-detached. Being at the western edge of London, much of the economy is bolstered by workers who commute to the nearest parts of adjacent counties, for example the M3 motorway (Great Britain) and M4 corridors or to Central London; however education, health and social work, retail, transport and catering businesses are also significant local employers.

Education

* Hampton Academy (London) (formerly Rectory School, latterly Hampton Community College), an Academy in Hampton
* Hampton School, an independent school for boys, which recently celebrated its 450th anniversary and is 101st in total point score nationally, following an unusually poor year, having been 61st in the schools' league table in recent years[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-16729387 BBC News Secondary School League Tables]
* Lady Eleanor Holles School is an independent school for girls. It is 83rd in the schools league table. The latter two schools achieved 100% 5 A*-Cs at GCSE and share a new-for-2000 Millennium Boathouse. Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race and Henley Boat Races participants of this century have attended the schools.
* Hampton Junior School (which recently celebrated its centenary)
* Denmead School, an Independent Preparatory School
* Hampton Hill Junior School
* Hampton Infant and Nursery School
* Carlisle Infants school
* Buckingham Primary School
* Twickenham Prep School Hampton is a suburban area with an old village heart on the north bank of the River Thames, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in England. The population is between 19,000 and 20,000, excluding the fluctuating ward encasing its near neighbour Hampton Hill which also has a high street. Hampton includes the parkside neighbourhood of Hampton Court, properly defined and is served by two railway stations, excluding one north of Hampton Hill, including one south of Hampton Court Bridge. It adjoins Bushy Park on two sides and is west of Hampton Wick and Kingston upon Thames. Long strips of public riverside are in Hampton and the Hampton Pool is one of the few such swimming pools remaining in Greater London. The riverside, on the Canal reach above Molesey Lock, has residential islands and grand or decorative buildings including David Garrick's House and the Temple to Shakespeare; also on the river is the Astoria (recording studio) recording studio. Hampton Ferry (River Thames) provides access across the Thames to the main park of Molesey and the Thames Path National Trail. Density does not exceed mid rise. The most common type of housing in the north of the district is terraced homes; in the south is it semi-detached. Being at the western edge of London, much of the economy is bolstered by workers who commute to the nearest parts of adjacent counties, for example the M3 motorway (Great Britain) and M4 corridors or to Central London; however education, health and social work, retail, transport and catering businesses are also significant local employers.

Churches

The Christian churches in Hampton and Hampton Hill work together as Churches Together Around Hampton.[http://www.hamptonchurchestogether.org.uk Churches Together Around Hampton] The church buildings are a significant presence in the area many of them being architecturally stand-alone listed buildings in otherwise often quite homogenous 20th century housing estates. The ministers and members provide a range of services for the community.

The affiliated churches are:
*Hampton Methodist Church, Hampton
*Hampton Baptist Church, Hampton [http://www.hamptonbaptistchurch.org.uk/welcome.htm]
*Hampton Hill United Reformed Church, Hampton Hill
*S Theodore of Canterbury (Roman Catholic) Hampton
*S Frances de Sales (Roman Catholic) Hampton Hill
*All Saints (Church of England), Old Farm Road, Hampton
*St Mary's Parish Church, Hampton
*S James (Church of England) Hampton Hill Hampton is a suburban area with an old village heart on the north bank of the River Thames, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in England. The population is between 19,000 and 20,000, excluding the fluctuating ward encasing its near neighbour Hampton Hill which also has a high street. Hampton includes the parkside neighbourhood of Hampton Court, properly defined and is served by two railway stations, excluding one north of Hampton Hill, including one south of Hampton Court Bridge. It adjoins Bushy Park on two sides and is west of Hampton Wick and Kingston upon Thames. Long strips of public riverside are in Hampton and the Hampton Pool is one of the few such swimming pools remaining in Greater London. The riverside, on the Canal reach above Molesey Lock, has residential islands and grand or decorative buildings including David Garrick's House and the Temple to Shakespeare; also on the river is the Astoria (recording studio) recording studio. Hampton Ferry (River Thames) provides access across the Thames to the main park of Molesey and the Thames Path National Trail. Density does not exceed mid rise. The most common type of housing in the north of the district is terraced homes; in the south is it semi-detached. Being at the western edge of London, much of the economy is bolstered by workers who commute to the nearest parts of adjacent counties, for example the M3 motorway (Great Britain) and M4 corridors or to Central London; however education, health and social work, retail, transport and catering businesses are also significant local employers.

Amenities and entertainment

Garrick's Temple hosts free Sunday afternoon Shakespeare exhibition (14.00-17.00) from early April to 30 October and a series of summer drama, music and exhibitions.[http://www.garrickstemple.org.uk/events.htm Garrick's Temple][http://www.garrickstemple.org.uk/events.htm Garricks Temple: Summer Season drama, music and exhibitions]
Hampton youth project has been an economically and recreationally resourceful youth centre since 1990. Built in a converted coach depot on the Nurserylands Estate it offers a wide programme of activities for those aged 11–19. Parks include borough-sponsored football pitches and tennis courts in the north and west of the district and children's playgrounds there and in Bushy Park and Hampton Village Green in the east and south.

Hampton Station is on the London Waterloo to Shepperton train Shepperton Branch Line.

The Library is in a Georgian building on Thames Street with a double blue plaque to two former residents, the singer John Beard (tenor) and William Ewart (English politician), the Politician behind the Public Libraries Act 1850.


Thames Water's fresh water operations provide a source of local employment. A group of 17 offices and storage premises including warehouse units were built in 2008 are in the south-west of the town.[http://www.kemptongate.co.uk/ Kempton Gate] Retrieved 26 December 2013 Hampton is a suburban area with an old village heart on the north bank of the River Thames, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in England. The population is between 19,000 and 20,000, excluding the fluctuating ward encasing its near neighbour Hampton Hill which also has a high street. Hampton includes the parkside neighbourhood of Hampton Court, properly defined and is served by two railway stations, excluding one north of Hampton Hill, including one south of Hampton Court Bridge. It adjoins Bushy Park on two sides and is west of Hampton Wick and Kingston upon Thames. Long strips of public riverside are in Hampton and the Hampton Pool is one of the few such swimming pools remaining in Greater London. The riverside, on the Canal reach above Molesey Lock, has residential islands and grand or decorative buildings including David Garrick's House and the Temple to Shakespeare; also on the river is the Astoria (recording studio) recording studio. Hampton Ferry (River Thames) provides access across the Thames to the main park of Molesey and the Thames Path National Trail. Density does not exceed mid rise. The most common type of housing in the north of the district is terraced homes; in the south is it semi-detached. Being at the western edge of London, much of the economy is bolstered by workers who commute to the nearest parts of adjacent counties, for example the M3 motorway (Great Britain) and M4 corridors or to Central London; however education, health and social work, retail, transport and catering businesses are also significant local employers.

Hampton Water Treatment Works (WTW)

The large operational Water Treatment Works, owned by Thames Water, is between the Upper Sunbury Road (A308) and the River Thames. It was built in the 1850s after the 1852 Metropolis Water Act''An Act to make better Provision respecting the Supply of Water to the Metropolis'', (15 & 16 Vict. C.84) made it illegal to take drinking water from the tidal Thames below Teddington Lock because of the amount of sewage in the river. Three companies had established waterworks by 1855 — the Grand Junction Waterworks Company, the Southwark and Vauxhall Waterworks Company, and the West Middlesex Waterworks Company. The site includes old Victorian era buildings, filter beds and some larger water storage beds. The site well demonstrates the successful accommodation of nature conservation with operational considerations. The Water Treatment Works is next to the Sunnyside Reservoir and the Stain Hill Reservoirs - sites of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation and contains flower-rich grassland and habitats for water birds.

The extensive areas of open water, especially the Grand Junction Reservoir in the north-west of the site, are used by large numbers of birds, particularly in winter. Most of the site is still in operational use so marginal vegetation, where it occurs, is generally sparse. However, the grasslands surrounding the filter beds and buildings are among the most herb-rich grasslands in the Borough and contain several scarce London species often associated with chalk grassland.[http://www.london.gov.uk/wildweb/PublicSiteView.do?siteid=7256 Mayor of London London Wildweb]

Thames Water completed a five year modernisation in 1993 and has installed advanced water treatment facilities at the plant to filter out pesticides. Water is supplied via the Staines Aqueduct from the King George VI Reservoir and Staines Reservoirs which receive their input from the River Thames at Hythe End, just above Bell Weir Lock. The aqueduct passes the Water Treatment Works at Kempton Park, Surrey, which used to be connected to Hampton via the Metropolitan Water Board Railway. The Hampton library is across the road from Hampton Water Works. Hampton is a suburban area with an old village heart on the north bank of the River Thames, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in England. The population is between 19,000 and 20,000, excluding the fluctuating ward encasing its near neighbour Hampton Hill which also has a high street. Hampton includes the parkside neighbourhood of Hampton Court, properly defined and is served by two railway stations, excluding one north of Hampton Hill, including one south of Hampton Court Bridge. It adjoins Bushy Park on two sides and is west of Hampton Wick and Kingston upon Thames. Long strips of public riverside are in Hampton and the Hampton Pool is one of the few such swimming pools remaining in Greater London. The riverside, on the Canal reach above Molesey Lock, has residential islands and grand or decorative buildings including David Garrick's House and the Temple to Shakespeare; also on the river is the Astoria (recording studio) recording studio. Hampton Ferry (River Thames) provides access across the Thames to the main park of Molesey and the Thames Path National Trail. Density does not exceed mid rise. The most common type of housing in the north of the district is terraced homes; in the south is it semi-detached. Being at the western edge of London, much of the economy is bolstered by workers who commute to the nearest parts of adjacent counties, for example the M3 motorway (Great Britain) and M4 corridors or to Central London; however education, health and social work, retail, transport and catering businesses are also significant local employers.

Notable inhabitants

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Notable people born in Hampton include:
* Richard Doll (epidemiologist)
* Martin Salter (politician)
* Harriet Reynolds (actress), starred in ''Abigail's Party'' (1977), died 18 June 1992 aged 46.

Other people associated with Hampton include:
* Christopher Wren (architect)
* John Beard (tenor) (tenor)
* William Ewart (English politician) (politician and promoter of free libraries)
* David Garrick (actor, playwright and producer)
* David Gilmour (musician)
* Jessie Matthews and Sonnie Hale, (actors) lived together
* Brian May (musician)
* Crispian Mills (musician)
* Hayley Mills (actress)
* Alan Turing (code breaker and computing pioneer)
* Harriet Reynolds (actress, died 18 June 1992 aged 46)
* Michael Faraday (scientist) Hampton is a suburban area with an old village heart on the north bank of the River Thames, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in England. The population is between 19,000 and 20,000, excluding the fluctuating ward encasing its near neighbour Hampton Hill which also has a high street. Hampton includes the parkside neighbourhood of Hampton Court, properly defined and is served by two railway stations, excluding one north of Hampton Hill, including one south of Hampton Court Bridge. It adjoins Bushy Park on two sides and is west of Hampton Wick and Kingston upon Thames. Long strips of public riverside are in Hampton and the Hampton Pool is one of the few such swimming pools remaining in Greater London. The riverside, on the Canal reach above Molesey Lock, has residential islands and grand or decorative buildings including David Garrick's House and the Temple to Shakespeare; also on the river is the Astoria (recording studio) recording studio. Hampton Ferry (River Thames) provides access across the Thames to the main park of Molesey and the Thames Path National Trail. Density does not exceed mid rise. The most common type of housing in the north of the district is terraced homes; in the south is it semi-detached. Being at the western edge of London, much of the economy is bolstered by workers who commute to the nearest parts of adjacent counties, for example the M3 motorway (Great Britain) and M4 corridors or to Central London; however education, health and social work, retail, transport and catering businesses are also significant local employers.

Sport and leisure

[[Image:HamptonSailingClub.JPG|right|thumb|Hampton Sailing Club with boat landing stages occupies all of Benn's Island above Molesey Lock]]
;Team sports
Hampton has a Non-League football club Hampton & Richmond Borough F.C. who play at county level at the Beveree Stadium by Station Road, one of the parallel high streets by Hampton railway station.

Rugby Union is well catered for within four miles: Twickenham RFC play in the west of Hampton. Staines RFC and Feltham RFC play at their own Hanworth grounds; London Irish RFC juniors play at Sunbury-on-Thames, Harlequins (rugby) play at Twickenham.

;Leisure facilities
The borough supports Hampton Pool by Bushy Park and the old High Street, 200m south of the border of Hampton Hill.
Private gyms are by Bushy Park and Twickenham Golf Course.
A local community association provide social and leisure activities including short mat bowls.
;Watersports
Molesey Boat Club is across the river in Molesey, 500m west of Hampton Court Bridge.

Hampton SC has a clubhouse and boatyard occupying all of Benn's Island. Aquarius SC is by Hampton Court Palace stable yard.

These have rival rowing (sport) and sailing clubs on neighbouring reaches of the Thames, and in respect of sailing, on the Queen Mary Reservoir. Hampton is a suburban area with an old village heart on the north bank of the River Thames, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in England. The population is between 19,000 and 20,000, excluding the fluctuating ward encasing its near neighbour Hampton Hill which also has a high street. Hampton includes the parkside neighbourhood of Hampton Court, properly defined and is served by two railway stations, excluding one north of Hampton Hill, including one south of Hampton Court Bridge. It adjoins Bushy Park on two sides and is west of Hampton Wick and Kingston upon Thames. Long strips of public riverside are in Hampton and the Hampton Pool is one of the few such swimming pools remaining in Greater London. The riverside, on the Canal reach above Molesey Lock, has residential islands and grand or decorative buildings including David Garrick's House and the Temple to Shakespeare; also on the river is the Astoria (recording studio) recording studio. Hampton Ferry (River Thames) provides access across the Thames to the main park of Molesey and the Thames Path National Trail. Density does not exceed mid rise. The most common type of housing in the north of the district is terraced homes; in the south is it semi-detached. Being at the western edge of London, much of the economy is bolstered by workers who commute to the nearest parts of adjacent counties, for example the M3 motorway (Great Britain) and M4 corridors or to Central London; however education, health and social work, retail, transport and catering businesses are also significant local employers.

In film, fiction and the media

The area is featured briefly in two Charles Dickens novels. In ''Oliver Twist'', Oliver and Sykes stop in a public house in Hampton on their way to the planned burglary in Chertsey. In ''Nicholas Nickleby'', Sir Mulberry Hawk and Lord Frederick visit the 'Hampton Races', which refers to a racecourse at 'Moulsey Hurst'. It is also briefly mentioned in ''The War of the Worlds''. The Bell public house in Hampton is mentioned in T S Eliot's ''Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats''. Hampton is also mentioned in humorist Jerome K. Jerome's ''Three Men in a Boat''.

A murder at the outset of 2001 took place in a spate across a wide suburban area at the hands of Levi Bellfield since which there has been relatively few unprovoked attacks of such a scale in this district. Hampton is a suburban area with an old village heart on the north bank of the River Thames, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in England. The population is between 19,000 and 20,000, excluding the fluctuating ward encasing its near neighbour Hampton Hill which also has a high street. Hampton includes the parkside neighbourhood of Hampton Court, properly defined and is served by two railway stations, excluding one north of Hampton Hill, including one south of Hampton Court Bridge. It adjoins Bushy Park on two sides and is west of Hampton Wick and Kingston upon Thames. Long strips of public riverside are in Hampton and the Hampton Pool is one of the few such swimming pools remaining in Greater London. The riverside, on the Canal reach above Molesey Lock, has residential islands and grand or decorative buildings including David Garrick's House and the Temple to Shakespeare; also on the river is the Astoria (recording studio) recording studio. Hampton Ferry (River Thames) provides access across the Thames to the main park of Molesey and the Thames Path National Trail. Density does not exceed mid rise. The most common type of housing in the north of the district is terraced homes; in the south is it semi-detached. Being at the western edge of London, much of the economy is bolstered by workers who commute to the nearest parts of adjacent counties, for example the M3 motorway (Great Britain) and M4 corridors or to Central London; however education, health and social work, retail, transport and catering businesses are also significant local employers.

Demography and housing

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|+ '''2011 Census homes'''
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!Ward !!Detached !!Semi-detached!!Terraced!!Flats and apartments!!Caravans/temporary/mobile homes/houseboats!!Shared between households
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|Hampton||750|| 1,247 || 983 || 1,125 || 66 || 3
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|Hampton North ||653|| 1,056 || 1,276 || 1,053 || 9 || 39
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|Fulwell and Hampton Hill(mostly in district)||423 ||1,062 || 1,349 || 1,390 || 2 || 26
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|+ '''2011 Census households'''
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!Ward !!Population !!Households !!% Owned outright !!% Owned with a loan!!hectares
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|Hampton||9,985 || 4,086 || 32 || 36 || 688
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|Hampton North||9,387 || 4,455 || 30 || 33 || 195
|-
|Fulwell and Hampton Hill(not included in summary)||10,131 || 4,450 || 30 || 42 || 192
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|} Hampton is a suburban area with an old village heart on the north bank of the River Thames, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in England. The population is between 19,000 and 20,000, excluding the fluctuating ward encasing its near neighbour Hampton Hill which also has a high street. Hampton includes the parkside neighbourhood of Hampton Court, properly defined and is served by two railway stations, excluding one north of Hampton Hill, including one south of Hampton Court Bridge. It adjoins Bushy Park on two sides and is west of Hampton Wick and Kingston upon Thames. Long strips of public riverside are in Hampton and the Hampton Pool is one of the few such swimming pools remaining in Greater London. The riverside, on the Canal reach above Molesey Lock, has residential islands and grand or decorative buildings including David Garrick's House and the Temple to Shakespeare; also on the river is the Astoria (recording studio) recording studio. Hampton Ferry (River Thames) provides access across the Thames to the main park of Molesey and the Thames Path National Trail. Density does not exceed mid rise. The most common type of housing in the north of the district is terraced homes; in the south is it semi-detached. Being at the western edge of London, much of the economy is bolstered by workers who commute to the nearest parts of adjacent counties, for example the M3 motorway (Great Britain) and M4 corridors or to Central London; however education, health and social work, retail, transport and catering businesses are also significant local employers.

Transport

;Roads
In keeping with its lack of high rise buildings, the district has no dual carriageways, its main routes the A308 road (Great Britain) and A312 road (Great Britain), have in their busiest sections an additional filter or bus lane.

Bus routes that serve Hampton are the London Buses route 111, London Buses route R68 and London Buses route 216. The London Buses route 411 and London Buses route R70 and London Buses route 285 serve Hampton Court, Nurserylands and Hampton Hill respectively.

;Rail
The main station is towards the south-west and by the main parades of shops on either side of the line: Hampton railway station; just north of Hampton Hill is Fulwell railway station; both are on the Shepperton Branch Line. Just south of Hampton Court neighbourhood, clustered about the Hampton Court Palace is Hampton Court railway station on the Hampton Court Branch Line. The London terminus for both lines is London Waterloo station. Hampton is a suburban area with an old village heart on the north bank of the River Thames, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in England. The population is between 19,000 and 20,000, excluding the fluctuating ward encasing its near neighbour Hampton Hill which also has a high street. Hampton includes the parkside neighbourhood of Hampton Court, properly defined and is served by two railway stations, excluding one north of Hampton Hill, including one south of Hampton Court Bridge. It adjoins Bushy Park on two sides and is west of Hampton Wick and Kingston upon Thames. Long strips of public riverside are in Hampton and the Hampton Pool is one of the few such swimming pools remaining in Greater London. The riverside, on the Canal reach above Molesey Lock, has residential islands and grand or decorative buildings including David Garrick's House and the Temple to Shakespeare; also on the river is the Astoria (recording studio) recording studio. Hampton Ferry (River Thames) provides access across the Thames to the main park of Molesey and the Thames Path National Trail. Density does not exceed mid rise. The most common type of housing in the north of the district is terraced homes; in the south is it semi-detached. Being at the western edge of London, much of the economy is bolstered by workers who commute to the nearest parts of adjacent counties, for example the M3 motorway (Great Britain) and M4 corridors or to Central London; however education, health and social work, retail, transport and catering businesses are also significant local employers.

Nearest places

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|Northwest = Hanworth
|North = Hampton Hill
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|Southwest = Molesey
|South = Molesey
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}} Hampton is a suburban area with an old village heart on the north bank of the River Thames, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in England. The population is between 19,000 and 20,000, excluding the fluctuating ward encasing its near neighbour Hampton Hill which also has a high street. Hampton includes the parkside neighbourhood of Hampton Court, properly defined and is served by two railway stations, excluding one north of Hampton Hill, including one south of Hampton Court Bridge. It adjoins Bushy Park on two sides and is west of Hampton Wick and Kingston upon Thames. Long strips of public riverside are in Hampton and the Hampton Pool is one of the few such swimming pools remaining in Greater London. The riverside, on the Canal reach above Molesey Lock, has residential islands and grand or decorative buildings including David Garrick's House and the Temple to Shakespeare; also on the river is the Astoria (recording studio) recording studio. Hampton Ferry (River Thames) provides access across the Thames to the main park of Molesey and the Thames Path National Trail. Density does not exceed mid rise. The most common type of housing in the north of the district is terraced homes; in the south is it semi-detached. Being at the western edge of London, much of the economy is bolstered by workers who commute to the nearest parts of adjacent counties, for example the M3 motorway (Great Britain) and M4 corridors or to Central London; however education, health and social work, retail, transport and catering businesses are also significant local employers.

Notes and references

;Notes

;References Hampton is a suburban area with an old village heart on the north bank of the River Thames, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in England. The population is between 19,000 and 20,000, excluding the fluctuating ward encasing its near neighbour Hampton Hill which also has a high street. Hampton includes the parkside neighbourhood of Hampton Court, properly defined and is served by two railway stations, excluding one north of Hampton Hill, including one south of Hampton Court Bridge. It adjoins Bushy Park on two sides and is west of Hampton Wick and Kingston upon Thames. Long strips of public riverside are in Hampton and the Hampton Pool is one of the few such swimming pools remaining in Greater London. The riverside, on the Canal reach above Molesey Lock, has residential islands and grand or decorative buildings including David Garrick's House and the Temple to Shakespeare; also on the river is the Astoria (recording studio) recording studio. Hampton Ferry (River Thames) provides access across the Thames to the main park of Molesey and the Thames Path National Trail. Density does not exceed mid rise. The most common type of housing in the north of the district is terraced homes; in the south is it semi-detached. Being at the western edge of London, much of the economy is bolstered by workers who commute to the nearest parts of adjacent counties, for example the M3 motorway (Great Britain) and M4 corridors or to Central London; however education, health and social work, retail, transport and catering businesses are also significant local employers.

External links

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* [http://www.ourhampton.org.uk/ Our Hampton]
* [http://www.hampton-online.co.uk Hampton Online]
* [http://www.hamptonpn.ning.com Hampton People's Network]
* [http://www.richmond.gov.uk/youth_hampton.htm Hampton Youth Project]
* [http://www.hampton-online.co.uk/tside.html Hampton Water Works]
* [http://www.hampton-online.co.uk/chlorine.html The 9am Tuesday Chlorine Warning Siren Test]
* [http://www.marketingreinforcements.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/index_hamptonwaterworks.html The Thames from Hampton Court to Sunbury Lock - Hampton Waterworks]
* [http://www.twickenham-museum.org.uk The Twickenham Museum]


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