In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Sunningdale like this:
SUNNINGDALE, a chapelry partly in Old Windsor, Egham, and Sunninghill parishes, Berks, and partly in Chobham and Windlesham parishes, Surrey; on the Staines and Reading railway, 8 miles SW by W of Staines. It was constituted in 1841; and it has a r. station with telegraph. Post town, Staines. Pop., 709. Houses, 148. Much of the land, with Cowarth House, belongs to J. A. Arbuthnot, Esq. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £90.* Patron, the Bishop of O. The church was built in 1839; and there are an Independent chapel of 1865, and an endowed school.
Sunningdale is now part of Windsor and Maidenhead district. Click here for graphs and data of how Windsor and Maidenhead has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Sunningdale itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Sunningdale, in Windsor and Maidenhead and Berkshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th March 2017
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