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Sunbury-on-Thames is a Surrey suburb of London, England. It occupies the southern most part of Hounslow Heath extending to the River Thames which is its southern boundary. Geographically, Sunbury comprises two areas. The area adjacent to the river is commonly known as Lower Sunbury and has a village atmosphere, while the area to the north is known as Sunbury Common and is much more urban.
The modern centre of Sunbury, known as Sunbury Cross, is the the point at which a major arterial route from London, the A316, becomes the start of the M3 motorway. It is a largely suburban town with a number of office buildings and industrial estates clustered around Junction 1 of the M3.
To the east of Sunbury is Kempton Park racecourse.
Marking the western border of Sunbury is Queen Mary Reservoir which was constructed in 1925.
Sunbury extends to the south as far as the River Thames. This part of Sunbury has a village atmosphere and is commonly known as Lower-Sunbury .
The earliest evidence of occupation in Sunbury is provided by the discovery of Bronze Age funerary urns dating from the 10th century BC.
It is mentioned in the Sunbury Charter in AD 962.
Sunbury Millennium Embroidery.
- Hampton Court Palace
- Kempton Park
Nearest railway station: Sunbury.
- Sunbury-on-Thames on surrey-pages.co.uk
- Sunbury-on-Thames weather from BBC weather centre
- Map of Sunbury-on-Thames from streetmap.co.uk
- Sunbury-on-Thames on www.ukvillages.co.uk
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