It is Surbiton surrey united kingdom next to the River Thames Surbiton was formerly within the County of Surreybut became part of Greater London in following the London Government Act Until Surbiton was administered as part of the parish of Kingston upon Thames in Surrey. In that year a body of "improvement commissioners" was formed to govern the Surbiton surrey united kingdom. The Local Government Act reconstituted the Improvement Commissioners District as an urban districtand Surbiton Urban District Council was formed to replace the commissioners in The parishes of Hook and Tolworth were added from the short-lived Kingston Rural District in and Chessington was added intransferred from Epsom Rural District.
In the town was granted a charter of incorporation to become a municipal borough. The present-day town came into existence after a plan to build a London-Southampton railway line through nearby Kingston was rejected by Kingston Council, who feared that it would be detrimental to the coaching trade.
This resulted in the line being routed further south, through a cutting in the hill south of Surbiton. Surbiton railway station opened inand was originally named Kingston-upon-Railway.
It was only renamed Surbiton to distinguish it from the new Kingston railway station on the Shepperton branch linewhich opened on 1 January This has made Surbiton a convenient and attractive location from which to commute into Central London, reflected in the size of its population.
Administrative boundaries of the county of Surrey Surrey History Centre. The centre has a website with a number of useful indexes--titheholders in various parishes, deaths at the county gaol, etc. Surbiton surrey united kingdom reminder that Greater London was formed in and covers a much greater territory than the County of London formed in The City of London is only a part of the County of London.
A map of the boroughs of Greater London is reproduced on all Greater London borough pages. A map of the boroughs of the County of London is reproduced on all County of London borough pages.