North Sheen

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North Sheen
North Sheen is located in Greater London
North Sheen
North Sheen
 North Sheen shown within Greater London
OS grid reference TQ195765
London borough Richmond
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town RICHMOND
Postcode district TW9
Dialling code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
EU Parliament London
UK Parliament Richmond Park
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Coordinates: 51°28′29″N 0°16′42″W / 51.474778°N 0.278421°W / 51.474778; -0.278421

North Sheen, an area of London, England in the former Municipal Borough of Richmond (Surrey),[1][2] was incorporated into Kew in 1965 when the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames was created.[3]

Although North Sheen no longer exists as a place name, it survives as the name of a station. Being south of the A316 road, the station is in Richmond rather than Kew, and so was not actually in North Sheen. Kew also has North Sheen Bowling Club,[4] North Sheen Cemetery[5] and North Sheen Recreation Ground.[6]


North Sheen, whose etymology is shared with East Sheen, formed a civil parish from 1894 to 1965.[3] Historically, it formed part of the Mortlake parish and became part of the expanded Municipal Borough of Richmond in 1892.[7] Under the Local Government Act 1894, a new North Sheen parish was created from part of Mortlake,[7] with the remainder of Mortlake then forming part of Barnes Urban District. The North Sheen parish covered an area of 329 acres (1.33 km2). In 1901 the population was 2,807 and in 1951 it was 7,429.[8]

North Sheen was first marked on maps from 1904.[1] At that time it was mostly undeveloped, but by 1920 residential building was underway.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Mills, A D (2010). A Dictionary of London Place Names. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-956678-X. 
  2. ^ North Sheen was one of six wards in the Municipal Borough of Richmond (Surrey). "At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 9th day of September, 1907.". The London Gazette. TSO. 13 September 1907. pp. 6218–20. Retrieved 19 April 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Blomfield, David (1994). Kew Past. Chichester: Phillimore & Co Ltd. p. 131. ISBN 0-85033-923-5. 
  4. ^ "Welcome". North Sheen Bowling Club. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "North Sheen and Mortlake Cemeteries". London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham. Retrieved 23 September 2014. NORTH SHEEN CEMETERY, (also known as “Fulham New”), opened in 1909. 
  6. ^ "North Sheen Recreation Ground". London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. 24 November 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "North Sheen parish relationships and changes". A Vision of Britain Through Time. GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  8. ^ "North Sheen population". A Vision of Britain Through Time. GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 

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