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Coordinates 51 ° 22 ′  N , 0 ° 28 ′  W Coordinates: 51 ° 22 ′  N , 0 ° 28 ′  W
Weybridge (England)
Residents 19,463 2001
Post town Weybridge
ZIP code section KT13
prefix 01932
Part of the country England
region South East England
Shire county Surrey
District Elmbridge
British Parliament Runnymede and Weybridge

Weybridge is a small town with 15,449 inhabitants (as of 2011) in the Elmbridge district of Surrey in south-east England . From 1933 to 1974 Weybridge was part of the Urban District of Walton and Weybridge . The name is derived from the River Wey , which flows into the Thames at Weybridge ; the place was created because it was relatively easy to cross the river there.

Weybridge became known throughout Europe in 2005 as the seat of a special laboratory of the European Union , which, as a reference laboratory for the influenza A virus H5N1, analyzed all suspected cases of avian flu H5N1 in the EU .


In the earlier Oatlands domain, which was parceled out at the beginning of the 1850s , Friedrich August, Duke of York and Albany, had the Oatlands House built in the style of neo-Gothic historicism in 1794 on the site of a previous building that had burned down , that of his wife, née Friederike von Prussia , daughter of Friedrich Wilhelm II of Prussia , also after the couple separated and until their death, served as a residence. An inscription on the monument called York Column , funded by subscription in 1822 , commemorates the Duchess, who had died two years earlier and emerged as a great benefactress. Oatlands House has housed a hotel, the Oatlands Park Hotel, since 1846.

The chapel behind the Roman Catholic Church of St. Charles Borromeo, built between 1834 and 1836 by the architect James Taylor , served the members of the House of Bourbon-Orléans banished from France by the February Revolution in 1848 , some of them in nearby Esher in Claremont House , resided in Richmond and Twickenham , as the burial place for relatives who died in England. There temporarily rested until they were transferred to the Chapelle royale de Dreux : Louis-Philippe I , King of the French and his wife Maria Amalia of Naples-Sicily as well as her daughter-in-law Viktoria von Sachsen-Coburg-Saalfeld-Koháry ( Duchess of Nemours ) , Helene zu Mecklenburg-Schwerin ( Duchess of Chartres ) and Maria Karolina Augusta of Naples-Sicily (Duchess of Aumale).


Weybridge is known for being home to the Brooklands Racing Circuit , one of the world's first car racing tracks. There is a motorsport and aviation museum there.

In the Thames on the northern edge of Weybridge lies Pharaoh's Island , which once belonged to Admiral Nelson and who used it as a fishing resort.


Weybridge is home to a number of major companies. B. Procter & Gamble has its European headquarters here.

sons and daughters of the town

John Lennon , Tom Jones , Engelbert and Cliff Richard lived in Weybridge for some time. The British writer Warwick Deeping (1877–1950) lived and worked in Weybridge until his death.

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