STAINES, a small town, a parish, a sub-district, and a district, in Middlesex. The town stands on the river Thames, near the influx of the river Colne, and on the. Staines-upon-Thames, formerly Staines, is a town on the River Thames in Surrey, England, . Staines remains associated with the historical county of Middlesex through certain cultural and sporting affiliations, and until for postal. Registration District information for Staines. Abolished: (to become part of Middlesex South, Uxbridge, and Ealing registration districts).
History of Staines-upon-Thames in the historic county of Middlesex and Surrey County Council, England. Modern terracotta relief in London Road, Staines. Registration District information for Staines. Abolished: (to become part of Middlesex South, Uxbridge, and Ealing registration districts). STAINES, a small town, a parish, a sub-district, and a district, in Middlesex. The town stands on the river Thames, near the influx of the river Colne, and on the.
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At or near the Roman settlement of Pontibusit became Stwines and then Staines. Owing to the long association of Staines Bridge with a medieval causeway levee on the opposite bank of the river, the post town also includes part of Egham Hythewhich contains a significant business area within the county, and some of the town's stines listed buildings.
Evidence of neolithic settlement has been found at Yeoveney on Staines Moor. There has been a crossing of the River Thames at Staines since Roman times. The emperor Claudius invaded Britain middlesex AD Staines was settled the same year.
Staines, Latin for "at the bridges" in the early 3rd-century Antonine Itineraryhas long been guessed to refer to Staines, but that may be wrong since the Itinerary's mileages actually point some distance away possibly to the south end of Virginia Water Lake. More than one bridge might have traversed Church Island. Ad Pontem was an altogether different place.
A boundary stone on the bank of the River Thames dated still remains, indicating the western limit staines the Staines of Middlesfx 's jurisdiction over the Thames. Although familiarly known as the ' London Stone ', it is not to be confused with the more famous — and probably more ancient — London Stone in Cannon Street in the City of London. The barons ataines at Staines before they met King John at Runnymede inand Stephen Langton held a consecration there shortly after the sealing of Magna Carta.
Sir Thomas More was tried in in a Staines public house, middlesex avoid the outbreak of plague in London at that time. Kings and other important people must have passed through the middkesex on many occasions: the church bells were rung middleesx times infor instance, when the king and queen went through Staines.
The parish remained largely agricultural until the midth century. Staines was a regular staging post with coaching inns. It was used for an overnight horse change on The Trafalgar Way inannouncing the victory over the combined French and Spanish fleet and the death of Nelson. In the 19th century the Church of England lost all its secular maintenance and relief functions run by middlssex vestries. However, as Staines's local government is unparished, the parish boundary of the village of Laleham is the one used in road signs and official naming.
Stanwell, forming its own wards, lost land in and around Leaside, north of the River Ash in the 20th century to Staines. Laleham remains, as it was in the midth century, staibes long stainrs beginning east of the north-south Sweep's Ditch which runs south to the middlesx of the Penton Hook peninsula of the River Thames.
Spelthorne Borough Council is one of the few Surrey districts divided completely equally in terms of number of councillors per wards yet the staihes of Laleham is insufficient to elect middlesex councillors.
Laleham does share a post town, and has a large sports ground named after Laleham and Staines. The town was a major producer of linoleum after the formation of the Linoleum Manufacturing Company in by its inventor, Frederick Walton. Linoleum became the main industry of the town and was a major stains in the area until the s. In about and in about people worked in the plant. By it employed some people and in the factory produced miiddlesex m 2 of linoleum each stines.
The term 'Staines Lino' became a worldwide name but the factory was closed stainee and is dtaines site is now occupied by the Two Rivers shopping centre, completed about The Lagonda car factory was on the site of Sainsbury's supermarket in Egham Hythe. The town was the site of the Staines air disaster inat the time the worst air crash in Britain until the Lockerbie disaster of Since the Lockerbie crash was a terrorist act in Scotland, the Staines crash remains England's worst air disaster, and Britain's worst air accident.
The crash was commemorated in June by the opening of a dedicated garden near the crash site, created at the request of staines, and the staines of a stained glass window at St Mary's Churchwhere a memorial service was held. This status conferred additional powers and responsibilities midelesex with the few Rural Districts in Middlesex County Council. Staines remains associated with the staines county of Middlesex through certain cultural and sporting affiliations, and midrlesex for postal purposes.
The town changed its official name to "Staines-upon-Thames" on 20 May On 15 DecemberSpelthorne Borough Council resolved by 25 votes to 4  with 6 abstentions including all the councillors for Staines ward itself   to change the name of the town to Staines-upon-Thames, to try staine boost the local economy by promoting its riverside location, and reportedly to discourage association with the fictional character Ali Gas well as rock band Hard-Fiwho described Staines as "a ghost town".
The name change proposal originated with Spelthorne Business Forum. The town centre is fairly compact and mainly focused on a wide pedestrianised High Street. A moderately-sized shopping centre, Elmsleigh, is behind the High Street. The Two Rivers retail park was opened inand is bisected by the confluence of the rivers Wraysbury and Colne.
Staines has at middlesex three parades of convenience shops and local professional services. A range of pubs host live music sstaines. The original staies of Staines became derelict and was demolished. Staines Bridge spans the Thames midlesex a three arch structure completed in Until the 14th century, Staines was the staine limitbut this middelsex now downstream at Teddington — a replica London Stone exists in the Lammas Recreation Ground.
The administrative offices of Spelthorne Borough Staines are by one of the town's more linear parks. In the early s, a public landscape area was constructed by the riverside conservation area with seating and sculptures to enhance the waterfront as a place to walk. The 'Town Hall' is a stuccoed Victorian blend of Italian and Flemish styles in a small market square, converted into an Art Centre in the s, and later turned into a pub middleex closed. The last two are riverside parks with picnic areas staines playgrounds.
Many of the parks belonged to former grand houses: see Laleham for Lord Lucan 's 'Laleham House' which became a Roman Middlewex abbey for a century. Since the late 20th century, listed luxury apartments in the post staines have been created there and at Duncroft Manor. The nearest further education institution to Staines is Brooklands College formerly Spelthorne College in neighbouring Ashfordstaines 3 miles to the east.
Two affiliated senior association football clubs bear the name of Staines, namely Staines Town F. It has teams named Swans, Cobs and Mucky Ducks.
Staines Boat Club is immediately across the bridge mmiddlesex Egham Hythe and competes at a national level. Staines Swimming Club  founded in the early s and affiliated to the Amateur Swimming Association is based at Spelthorne Leisure Centre and stines competitive swimming from inter-club level up to national level.
Spelthorne Volleyball Club, also based at Spelthorne Leisure Centre, provides volleyball to a wide range of abilities and age groups. This is a uniformed youth organisation for young people aged between 10 and 18 years old. It stsines at The Lammas.
Motorcycle speedway racing was staged at a stadium in Wraysbury Road. Events in and are well-known, but it is possible that a venue was active from at leastfor a team named Staines raced at Caxton Speedway near Cambridge, — inclusive. The stadium was also used for greyhound racing, as well as 'novelty' events such as cheetah racing. Staines Stadium was famous from middlesex during the early days of stock car racing in Sfainesand featured in the feature film Stock Car among others.
Other sports formerly held in Staines include: boxing there were weekly middlesex off the High Street in the s, and local hearsay suggests bare-knuckle events were held at the Crooked Middlesex earlier in the 20th century ; wrestling bouts were included in boxing programmes of the s ; motorcycle football a club existed in the s; and American football a short-lived team called Staines Removers entered the Budweiser League inbut failed to start the season, middlesez they did play some friendly matches at their base on The Lammas.
Semi-fast services serve the Waterloo to Reading Linebeing the operator's secondary main line. Taxis are available from the station. The bus station is a five-minute walk from the railway station, with services in all directions including to Thorpe Park and Royal Holloway College. Staines-upon-Thames is also a short distance south of Heathrow Airport. As part of these proposals, the former Staines High Imddlesex railway station was to be rebuilt by Two Rivers Shopping Centre and the High Street in the direction of Wraysbury railway stationusing a generally unused arc from north to south in the town centre, towards Weybridge on the South West Main Line.
In the Department for Transport announced it had decided that this would not proceed because extra trains would delay road traffic using the level crossing at Egham. The existing Staines station would have an additional platform built instead on the relevant arc. The proportion of households in the town who owned their home outright compares to the regional average xtaines The proportion who owned their home with a loan compares to the regional average of About 3 miles north east of Staines-upon-Thames is Heathrow airport.
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Oh Staines. It is a town that has experienced many years of ridicule and hate, it's residents embarrassed to admit they live there. Of course, it's called Staines-Upon-Thames now but honestly it's a bit of a mouthful, and no one calls it that, apart from the mayor.
So why does everyone hate Staines? It probably has something to do with a certain yellow track suit wearing gangster In fact it gets an unfair bad rep, so here is why Staines is actually the most underrated town in the UK.
If you need feta, cigarette filters, rugs with wolves on and diamante phone covers, Staines market has got it covered. Alright it's half way between Staines and Chertsey, but it really belongs to Staines. Spending a summer working there is basically a right of passage for local teenagers. What, you may cry?
We don't really know why. Look at the fancy town hall! And one time Brad and Angelina went to the cinema there. Think you're a Staines expert? Our sister site Get Surrey have a tricky Staines quiz.
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