Sunninghill High Street
|Population||11,603 2001 Census (with Ascot)|
|OS grid reference|
|• London||23 miles (37 km)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
Sunninghill is a village in the civil parish of Sunninghill and Ascot in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in the English county of Berkshire.
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, Windsor Great Park and Wentworth Golf Club. The town of Windsor is about 7 miles (11 km). Junction 3 of the M3 motorway and the A30 road are within 1 mile (2 km) at Lightwater. M25 London Orbital motorway junctions 13 at Staines and 11 at Chertsey are both 7 miles (11 km). The nearest railway stations are Ascot and Sunningdale on the London Waterloo to Reading line.
The name Sunninghill means "the home of Sunna's people, that is, the Anglo-Saxon Sunningas tribe". The Church of England parish church of St Michael and All Angels was originally established about 890 but was rebuilt in 1808 and 1826–27. Cordes Hall in the centre of the village, was designed by Edward and Joseph Morris and built in 1902.
The area is mainly residential, characterised by generally large dwellings set in their own grounds.
Main article: Silwood Park
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, was used from 1965 to 2012.
Main article: The Cedars, Sunninghill
The Cedars sits opposite St Michael and All Angels Church and is listed Grade II on the National Heritage List for England. It was the residence of the politician John Yorke in the 18th century; and the antiquary and poet George Ellis. The novelist Walter Scott stayed at The Cedars with Ellis and wrote part of his epic poem Marmion in the garden.
Main article: Tittenhurst Park
Beatle John Lennon and his new wife Yoko Ono lived at the house known as Tittenhurst Park in London Road from 1969 to 1971. 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.