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|Population||11,603 2001 Census (with Ascot)|
|OS grid reference|
|• London||23 miles (37 km)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
It is south west and about 12 miles (19 km) from Heathrow Airport and 26 miles (42 km) from Central London. It is just outside Ascot, one of the UK's most famous locations for horse racing. It is close to Sunningdale, Bracknell, Windsor Great Park and Wentworth Golf Club. The town of Windsor is about 7 miles (11 km).
The name Sunninghill means "the home of Sunna's people, that is, the Anglo-Saxon Sunningas tribe".
Cordes Hall, in the centre of the village, was designed by Joseph and Edward Morris and built in 1902.
The area is mainly residential, characterised by generally large dwellings set in their own grounds.
Silwood Park was first established as the manor house of Sunninghill by John de Sunninghill in 1362. The park is now a campus of Imperial College London, where CONSORT, a small nuclear reactor for civilian scientific research, has been in use since 1964.
Beatle John Lennon and his new wife Yoko Ono lived at the house known as Tittenhurst Park in London Road from 1969–71. Another Beatle, Ringo Starr then lived there till the late 1980s. In the 19th century the house was also the home of Thomas Holloway the Victorian businessman and philanthropist together with his wife, Jane. Holloway was the founder of Royal Holloway, London University, in nearby Englefield Green, and also of Holloway Sanatorium in nearby Virginia Water. Jane died in 1875, aged 61; Holloway died there on 26 December 1875, aged 83. They are buried in a family grave at Sunninghill churchyard.
Sunninghill Saints Sports Club (2009) is a Saturday morning junior football and sports club for primary age children in the Ascot area.
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