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Coordinates: 51 ° 24 ′  N , 0 ° 21 ′  W

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Molesey is a place in the borough of Elmbridge in the north of the English county of Surrey , southwest of London . The commuter community consists of the districts West Molesey and East Molesey. Molesey lies between the Thames , which forms the northern boundary of the parish, and the River Mole to the south, which flows into the Thames immediately east of Molesey.

Molesey is named after Mul, who was the landowner in the area (Molesey = island of Mul). The place is especially significant because of its Thames crossing: The Hampton Court Bridge connects the East Molesey district with Hampton Court Palace .

One of the things worth seeing in Molesey is the “Crooked Bell”, a house built in the 14th century. Molesey is also known for its tradition as an English boxing center and for its trotting track on the banks of the Thames.

Molesey is accessible via Hampton Court train station; there are also bus connections to Kingston and Richmond. Molesey has larger reservoirs that supply London with water.

Molesey is the home of Matt Willis, a member of the band Busted . New Zealand Prime Minister Julius Vogel died in East Molesey in 1899.


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