About Maidenhead

 

Maidenhead is a large town in the county of Berkshire, England. It lies south-west of the River Thames, but at Maidenhead, the river runs north-south and so the town is on its west bank. The town has a population of about 73,000 inhabitants. Its urban area (including the adjoining suburban villages of Bray, Holyport, Pinkneys Green, Cox Green, White Waltham and Woodlands Park) has a population of just under 95,000. Maidenhead is the largest town, and administrative capital of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

The town is part of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, with an urban population of around 95,000. It was previously an independent municipal borough. Maidenhead is one of the safest Conservative seats in the country, and the current MP is Theresa May of the (Conservative Party), who was first elected in 1997 and has served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom since 13 July 2016.

 

Maidenhead clock tower was built for Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee and is located outside the railway station.

Maidenhead clock tower outside the railway station
Maidenhead Bridge was built in 1777. It takes the A4 over the Thames to join Maidenhead to Taplow.

 

All Saints’ Church, Boyne Hill was completed in 1857 is one of the finest examples of the early work of the architect G. E. Street. The site is also regarded by many as the premier architectural site in the town. The church, consecrated on 2 December 1857 by Bishop Samuel Wilberforce, became the first ecclesiastical parish in the Borough of Maidenhead.[12]

Boulter’s Lock is a lock on the river Thames on the east side of Maidenhead. It adjoins Ray Mill Island.