Windlesham is a village in the Surrey Heath district of Surrey in South East England. It is also the name of the parish that covers Bagshot and Lightwater, in addition to Windlesham. Its name derives from the Windle Brook which runs south of the village and ‘ham’, the Old English word for ‘homestead’.

Windlesham was once, as most of the surrounding area was also, part of Windsor Great Park and in its beginnings, a farming village. Today Windlesham is a community with many estates and various clubs. With easy access to the A30 (London Road), a few major motorways, Sunningdale train station and Heathrow Airport, it can be classed as a commuter town/village. It has one church, St John the Baptist, the Windlesham Club and Theatre and six pubs.

Some large companies are based in Windlesham, including Rainbow Play Systems and the Linde Group.

Famous residents include Brian May (guitarist in English rock band Queen), Glen Hoddle and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York. HM Queen Elizabeth II also lived in Windlesham at one time.[citation needed] Andrew Ridgeley of Wham was born in the nursing home that used to be in Hatton Hill, Windlesham.

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