Ditton, Slough

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Ditton
Ditton is located in Berkshire
Ditton
Ditton
Ditton shown within Berkshire
OS grid reference SU996778
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SLOUGH
Postcode district SL3
Dialling code 01281
Police Thames Valley
Fire Royal Berkshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
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UK
England
Berkshire
51°29′27″N 0°33′58″W / 51.4908°N 0.5660°W / 51.4908; -0.5660Coordinates: 51°29′27″N 0°33′58″W / 51.4908°N 0.5660°W / 51.4908; -0.5660

Ditton is a suburb of the unitary authority of Slough, in Berkshire, England.[1]

It is also covered by the M4 and the Queen Mary Reservoir.

It was a hamlet in the parish of Stoke Poges. It was a separated part of the parish lying about 2 miles to the south west with the parishes of Upton and Langley Marish intervening.

It is most famous for being the location of the Manor of Ditton and Ditton Park. It was at Ditton Park in 1935 that the idea for the development of the British Radar Defence System was conceived.

It was transferred to Berkshire from Buckinghamshire in 1974.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 175 Reading & Windsor (Henley-on-Thames & Bracknell) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2012. ISBN 9780319232149.