A plan of Twickenham in the County of Middlesex. London From an actual survey by Samuel Lewis 1784

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Twickenham, 10 miles (16 km) southwest of the centre of London, Charing Cross, is a town on the River Thames in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. The administrative headquarters of the borough are at York House in Twickenham, which is of equal importance to Richmond in the London Plan. Historically, Twickenham was a parish and then a civil parish in the county of Middlesex. It expanded rapidly during the suburban growth of London from 1881 until 1961, when its population grew and its farms and common were converted to other use. In 1926 it was incorporated as the Municipal Borough of Twickenham, which merged into the present Greater London borough in 1965