A report on South East England

Uffington White Horse, a prehistoric hill figure on the Berkshire Downs.
Harwell Science and Innovation Campus seen from the air in September 2015; the JANET academic computer network is headquartered there.
Terramycin, an early antibiotic developed by Pfizer in Kent, synthesised by American chemist Robert Burns Woodward, and led to the common antibiotic doxycycline.
South Foreland Lighthouse on Dover cliffs.
BritNed connects from the Isle of Grain in Medway to the TenneT network in the Netherlands.
England population density and low elevation coastal zones. South East England is particularly vulnerable to sea level rise
View of South East England coast from northern France.
The Litlington White Horse situated in the South Downs.
General Election results in 2017.
How the region voted in the 2016 European referendum; in the South East England region, only the Spelthorne district in Surrey strongly wanted to leave the EU; propensity for the EU followed the M3 and M4 corridors, western Oxfordshire and central parts of Sussex, including Brighton and Hove.
Reading School often gets the highest percentage of Oxbridge acceptances for a state school in England.
Tom Tower of Christ Church, Oxford; in 1920, the University of Oxford was the first in the UK to award degrees to women.
Redhill with the diesel Class 166 service run by First Great Western to Reading as the line has not got the Third rail electrification fully installed on the North Downs Line
Most main routes in the region are radials from London. Shown here is the A21. It is one of the major north–south routes connecting London and commuter towns and the coast
Vodafone HQ north of Newbury; it arrived as Racal-Vodafone in 1983, when Bayer also arrived; Vodafone is the world's second-biggest mobile phone company (the world's largest privately owned) with £40 billion of revenue and 464 million customers, and profits of £11bn; it has around 19M UK customers, and by value makes up about 5% of the FTSE 100.
Horlicks factory in Slough; GSK Slough makes 14,000 tonnes a year.
Jealott's Hill Research Station (pesticides), former ICI Plant Protection Division.
Sheilas' Wheels outside the head office of esure in Reigate; esure was started by Peter Wood.
Esso UK is based in Leatherhead; Esso have around 1,100 petrol stations in the UK - 14% of all stations, and pays around £7bn in UK tax, and own the Brent oil field; the site is also the worldwide base of ExxonMobil Aviation Fuels and Marine.
Martin-Baker Mk 9 ejection seat; Martin-Baker seats have saved around 950 RAF pilots, and around 7600 pilots around the world, and were developed by Sir James Martin (1893–1981) from Northern Ireland.
Argos head office on Avebury Boulevard in Milton Keynes; Argos was established in 1973 from what was the Green Shield Stamps company and shops, and since 2016 has been owned by Sainsbury's, formerly Home Retail Group.
The OU at Milton Keynes.
HQ of Draper Tools.
Ordnance Survey headquarters at Adanac Park.
National Air Traffic Service headquarters at Swanwick.
The AA's headquarters at Fanum House in Basingstoke.
Virgin Atlantic on Manor Royal in Crawley; Virgin has 12 747s compared to BA's 56, but both have around 18 of the new Airbus 380; Gatwick now flies 40 million passengers a year, a world record for a single-runway airport.
Around 1,000 Minis are made each day in Cowley; BMW bought the plant in 1994 and has made around 3m since 2001; there are 4,500 staff and around ten miles of conveyors; the engines are made at Hams Hall in North Warwickshire.
Williams F1 at Grove, next to the Great Western Main Line and A338, north of Wantage.
BBC Research was based until 2010 in Kingswood Warren near Reigate in Surrey on the A217, which was responsible for developing stereo and HD TV broadcasts and teletext.
Michael Whyte on Highpark Lad at the British Jumping Derby at Hickstead in June 2011.
The Bat & Ball Inn, Clanfield, the birthplace of cricket.

One of the nine official regions of England at the first level of ITL for statistical purposes.

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An early mention of Kent in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle between 11th and 12th centuries


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An early mention of Kent in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle between 11th and 12th centuries
The traditional Kent flag
Title page of William Lambarde's Perambulation of Kent (completed in 1570 and published in 1576), a historical description of Kent and the first published county history
The White Cliffs of Dover
View of the White Cliffs of Dover from France
Geological cross-section of Kent, showing how it relates to major towns
Converted oast houses at Frittenden
Canterbury Cathedral
The M2 and High Speed 1 crossing the Medway Valley, south of Rochester
A 300 km/h Eurostar train at km 48 (mile 30) on High Speed 1, near Strood
Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway
Priestfield Stadium is the home of Gillingham FC, Kent's only Football League team

Kent is a county in South East England and one of the home counties.

View from Box Hill


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View from Box Hill
Leith Hill Tower
The Roman Stane or Stone Street runs through Surrey
A map showing the traditional boundaries of Surrey (c. 800–1899) and its constituent hundreds
Runnymede, where Magna Carta was sealed
Guildford Castle
Ruins of the monks' dormitory at Waverley Abbey
Nonsuch Palace
George Abbot
The second Globe theatre, built 1614
Kew Palace in 1835
Britain's first crematorium, in the Borough of Woking
Guildford Cathedral, designed by Edward Maufe
Dennis Sabre fire engine
"Dragons teeth" antitank obstacles by the River Wey
The gate of Abbot's Hospital, Guildford
Epsom is famous for the Epsom Downs Racecourse which hosts the Epsom Derby; painting by James Pollard, c. 1835.
Export House in Woking, one of Surrey's tallest buildings
Lawns at RHS Garden, Wisley
Statue of a Martian tripod from The War of the Worlds in Woking, hometown of science fiction author H. G. Wells.
Bronze Age bell barrow on Horsell Common near Woking

Surrey is a county in South East England which borders Kent to the east, East Sussex to the southeast, West Sussex to the south, Hampshire to the west, Berkshire to the northwest, and Greater London to the northeast.

Windsor Castle, viewed from the Long Walk


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Windsor Castle, viewed from the Long Walk
Virginia Water Lake on the southern edge of Windsor Great Park
Historic map of Berkshire
The Oracle Corporation campus
Slough Trading Estate plays a major part in making Slough an important business centre in South East England
The grandstand at Ascot Racecourse
The Select Car Leasing Stadium in Reading
King Edward III of England
Catherine, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge
Ricky Gervais

Berkshire (in the 17th century sometimes spelt phonetically as Barkeshire; abbreviated Berks.) is a historic county in South East England.

Chichester Market Cross

West Sussex

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Chichester Market Cross
1813/54 one inch to the mile OS map
General map of West Sussex.
The Coat of Arms of West Sussex County Council, used 1889 to 1975, is based on the heraldic shield of Sussex
Former flag of West Sussex County Council, used from 1889 to 1975
Wakehurst Place Gardens, Ardingly

West Sussex is a county in South East England on the English Channel coast.

View south across the Weald of Kent as seen from the North Downs Way near Detling


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View south across the Weald of Kent as seen from the North Downs Way near Detling
Geology of south-eastern England showing the High Weald in yellow-green (9a) and the Low Weald in darker green (9); chalk downland is in pale green (6)
Geological section from north to south: High and Low Weald shown as one
The Forest of Anderida during the Roman occupation of Britain
Autumn, Weald of Kent (1904), by Benjamin Haughton

The Weald is an area of South East England between the parallel chalk escarpments of the North and the South Downs.

County Hall, Lewes

East Sussex

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County Hall, Lewes
Beachy Head and lighthouse, Eastbourne, East Sussex
Mermaid Street in Rye showing typically steep slope and cobbled surface
The Litlington White Horse in the village of Litlington
The A23, one of the major North-South routes.

East Sussex is a county in South East England on the English Channel coast.

Danebury Fort – aerial image


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Danebury Fort – aerial image
Plaque on Freemantle Common marking the route of the Roman Road from Chichester to Bitterne
Portchester combined Roman and Norman castles
Portsmouth historic dockyard, 2005
South West Hampshire & South East Dorset green belt (shown in green)
New Forest Pony in Burley
Winchester Cathedral
Hampshire County Council offices and Jubilee Fountain
Eastleigh railway works
Southampton Docks
The M3 near Basingstoke
County flag of Hampshire
Milestones Museum, Basingstoke
Ageas Bowl cricket ground, West End, 2010
Fratton Park football ground, Portsmouth, from Milton End, 2006
Former Hampshire Chronicle office in Winchester, circa 1999

Hampshire (, ; abbreviated to Hants) is a county in South East England on the coast of the English Channel.

The traditional Sussex emblem first known recording in 1611 by John Speed: Azure, six martlets or


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The traditional Sussex emblem first known recording in 1611 by John Speed: Azure, six martlets or
The round-headed rampion, or Pride of Sussex, is Sussex's county flower
The South Downs meets the sea at the Seven Sisters
Museum model of how Fishbourne Roman Palace may have appeared
Map of Britain around 800 AD showing the kingdom of Sussex
Battle Abbey was founded to commemorate William's victory in the Battle of Hastings. The high altar was placed to mark the spot where King Harold died.
Lewes Crown Court is the first-tier Crown Court for Sussex
Map of Sussex in 1851 showing the six Rapes
The main building of the Royal Sussex County Hospital
The Royal Pavilion, Brighton
Percy Bysshe Shelley is one of Sussex's best-known poets
The Cure performing live in Singapore
Chichester Cathedral became the seat of Sussex's cathedral in 1075 after it was moved from Selsey
JM Keynes lived at Tilton near Firle from 1925 to 1946
Sliced Sussex Pond Pudding
The Long Man of Wilmington is Europe's largest representation of the human form
Chichester Canal by JMW Turner

Sussex, from the Old English Sūþsēaxe , is a historic county in South East England that was formerly an independent medieval Anglo-Saxon kingdom.


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Dutch Attack on the Medway, June 1667 by Pieter Cornelisz van Soest, painted c. 1667. The captured ship is right of centre
The Chatham Naval Memorial commemorates the 18,500 officers, ranks and ratings of the Royal Navy who were lost or buried at sea in the two World Wars. It stands on the Great Lines between Chatham and Gillingham.
Chatham High Street, December 2007
Chatham Bus Interchange Station, October 2011
The Quays, Chatham Dockside, December 2009
A view of the Medway Gate development, June 2009.
A view of former The Black Lion Leisure Centre (Now Medway Park), April 2009.
The A2 crossing the Medway at Rochester on the site of the Roman crossings, the medieval crossing was to the south
Junction Two of the M2 is on the A228, just before the Medway motorway bridge. Alongside is High Speed 1. Both are seen climbing up the Nashenden Valley, towards Bluebell Hill.

Medway is a unitary authority district and conurbation in Kent, South East England.

Map of Bucks (1904)


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Map of Bucks (1904)
The River Thames at Medmenham
Suburban housing, Chesham
Bucks County Council's County Hall
Wendover Dean
Neolithic Barrow, Whiteleaf Hill
Offices, Milton Keynes
Ercol furniture factory, Princes Risborough
Stowe Landscape Garden
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, Great Missenden
The M40 in the Chilterns
Local bus, Amersham
Little Kimble railway station, a typical rural village halt on the Aylesbury–Princes Risborough line
Milton Keynes Central railway station provides intercity and commuter services on the West Coast Main Line
The Gateway Building, Buckinghamshire New University, High Wycombe.
John Milton's cottage, Chalfont
Buckingham church seen from across the Ouse

Buckinghamshire, abbreviated Bucks, is a ceremonial county in South East England that borders Greater London to the south-east, Berkshire to the south, Oxfordshire to the west, Northamptonshire to the north, Bedfordshire to the north-east and Hertfordshire to the east.