Mortlake

Mortlake
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Mortlake Green
Mortlake is located in Greater London
Mortlake
Mortlake
Mortlake shown within Greater London
Area 4.50 km2 (1.74 sq mi)
Population 10,919 (Mortlake and Barnes Common ward 2011) [1]
•  Density 2,426/km2 (6,280/sq mi)
OS grid reference TQ205755
London borough
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LONDON
Postcode district SW14
Dialling code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
EU Parliament London
UK Parliament
London Assembly
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UK
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51°27′56″N 0°15′51″W / 51°27′56″N 0°15′51″W / 51.4655; -0.2643

Mortlake is a suburban [2] district of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames on the south bank of the River Thames between Kew and Barnes. Historically it was part of Surrey and until 1965 was in the Municipal Borough of Barnes. For many centuries it had village status and extended far to the south, to include East Sheen and part of what is now Richmond Park. Its Stuart and Georgian history was economically one of malting, brewing, farming, watermen and a great tapestry works. A London landmark, the former Mortlake Brewery or Stag Brewery, is on the edge of Mortlake.

The Waterloo to Reading railway line runs through Mortlake, which has a pedestrianised riverside, two riverside pubs and a village green. The Boat Race finishes at Mortlake every April.

Governance

The Mortlake and Barnes Common ward of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames has proved highly marginal. In the 2010 local elections local Liberal Democrats lost all three seats to local Conservatives to form an administration on the Council. Richmond Park, the constituency which includes Mortlake, also changed from Liberal Democrat to Conservative in the 2010 general election. The London Assembly constituency South West, which includes Mortlake, includes among its representatives Tony Arbour ( Conservative).

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हिन्दी: मोर्टलेक
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