Tradition maintains that in 54 BC the Catuvellauni tribe which ruled the area now known as Spelthorne, fortified the banks of the River Thames near Lower Halliford in an unsuccessful attempt to prevent the Romans, under the leadership of Julius Caesar, from crossing. This area later came known as Cowey Stakes, although differing theories exist as to the origins of and the use of these stakes.
Church Square is particularly attractive and boasts two Hotels, the popular Public House the Kings Head and the picturesque Church. Shepperton has a wealth of riverside homes, an attractive lock and two popular island communities – Hamhaugh and Pharaoh’s. Along the High Street are numerous boutique shops, a library and several restaurants.
The areas of Upper & Lower Halliford, and Littleton are communities within their own rights, although they also run into Shepperton without any noticeable boundaries. Shepperton itself tends to be split into two sections, Shepperton Green and Shepperton Village. You have a few different housing estates in Shepperton, dating back to the early 1960’s. The properties tend to be three/four bedroom semi-detached homes or bungalows. In the last ten years, Shepperton has seen numerous re-developments. One of which, the apartments, located close to the train station. The population for Shepperton is approximately 13864.
With all of its primary schools rated as ‘Good’ Shepperton offers plenty of choices when it comes to choosing a primary school for your child.
There are many public secondary schools in Shepperton that carries a ‘Good’ Ofsted rating and one with a "OUTSTANDING".