Sopwith Way, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey
Buildings in this area date from the nineteenth century or before
Print-friendly version of this page The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames is the oldest of the Royal Boroughs in England and Wales, with great historical interest.
Sopwith Way commemorates Thomas Sopwith, aviation pioneer, who set up a factory near the east end of the road and where his earliest aircraft were made.
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The main town in the borough, Kingston upon Thames, has existed on the banks of the River Thames in south-west London for thousands of years, with the oldest relics being aged at around 300 000 years old. Many Roman relics have also been found in the surrounding areas.
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