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English: Laleham is a village in Surrey on two sides surrounded by Metropolitan Green Belt, on a third side abutting one of London's large early 20th century-constructed reservoirs and on the other side adjoining its post town of Staines-upon-Thames. Its historic county was Middlesex and it borders a long, scenic section of river, the Thames at Laleham. Successive Earls of Lucan were lords of its sole major private landholding (the remainder historically belonging to the church) where they built their impressive manor, now apartments known as Laleham Abbey as the Catholic Church briefly used the building as a convent. Its 19th century permanent residents included Matthew Arnold, poet and Thomas Arnold his father, headteacher of Rugby School and writer who all have monuments in the churchyard.

The village has the largest public park in the borough of Spelthorne with a major annual fair, charitable and community clubs, a football club, an annual regatta close to Chertsey Bridge, a rowing club, a private girls' school rowing club and other sports clubs as well as the Thames Path National Trail on its bank of the river, the left bank.


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