Weybridge is a town with 19.463 inhabitants (as of 2001) in the district of Elmbridge, Surrey in southeast England. From 1933 to 1974 Weybridge was part of the Urban District Walton and Weybridge. The name is derived from the River Wey, which flows into the River Thames in Weybridge; the place was because you could cross the river there relatively easily.
Europe was known Weybridge in 2005 as the seat of a specialized laboratory of the European Union, which analyzed as a reference laboratory for influenza A H5N1 virus all that has occurred in the EU suspected cases of avian influenza H5N1.
Weybridge is known as the site of the Brooklands Racing Circuit, one of the first racetracks in the world. There is a motor sport and aviation museum.
In the former, the early 1850s parceled domain Oatsland Friedrich August was, Duke of York and Albany in 1794, the Oatlands House built on the site of a burned the previous building in the style of neo-gothic historicism to his wife, nee Friederike of Prussia, daughter of Frederick William II of Prussia served even after the separation of the couple and up to her death as a residence. Since 1846 it houses a hotel.
An inscription on the York Column mentioned, in 1822, financed by a subscription monument recalls the two years previously deceased Duchess, who had emerged as a great benefactress.
The St. behind the Roman Catholic Church Charles Borromeo in the years 1834 to 1836, built by the architect James Taylor Chapel served the by the February Revolution in 1848, exiled from France members of the House of Bourbon - Orléans, partly in nearby Esher Claremont House in Richmond and Twickenham resided, as a burial place for their dead relatives in England. There rested temporarily, and until their transfer to the Chapelle royale de Dreux: Louis -Philippe, King of France and his wife Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily, and their daughters Victoria of Saxe-Coburg- Saalfeld- Koháry, Duchess of Nemours Helene Mecklenburg -Schwerin, Duchess of Chartres and Maria Carolina Augusta of the Two Sicilies, Duchess of Aumale.
Sons and daughters of the town
- James Somerville (1882-1949), British admiral
- Jacqueline Bisset ( born 1944 ), film actress
- Paul Casey ( born 1977 ), golfer in the world class
- Richard Hughes (1900-1976), writer
- Colin Davis (1927-2013), conductor
- RCTrevelyan (1872-1951) writer and translator