Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for SLOUGH

SLOUGH, a town in Upton-cum-Chalvey and Stoke-Poges parishes, Bucks; on the Great Western railway, at the junction of the branch to Windsor, 2 miles NNE of Windsor. It stands on gravelly soil; is remarkably salubrious; has grown rapidly from the condition of a village since the railway epoch; presents a well built and pleasant appearance; includes Upton-Park, consisting of 27 first-class residences, with a fine view of Windsor Castle; includes also Herschell House, the seat of successively Sir W. H., and Sir J. H., where the former erected his large telescope, and made most of his discoveries; is a seat of petty sessions; and has a head post-office,‡ a r. station with telegraph, two hotels, a police station, a Norman church restored in 1851, another church built in 1837, an Independent chapel of 1853, a Wesleyan chapel of 1847, a reading room, a mechanics' institute, the British orphan asylum, national schools, British schools, and a weekly cattle market on Tuesday. Pop. in 1861, 3,425. Houses, 627. Pop. in 1868, about 4,500.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

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Feature Description: "a town"   (ADL Feature Type: "cities")
Administrative units: Slough Tn/ExP/CP       Buckinghamshire AncC
Place: Slough

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