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Slough is a large town and unitary authority area in Berkshire, 21mi west of London, 3mi north of Windsor, 6mi east of Maidenhead, 12mi south-east of High Wycombe and 20mi north-east of Reading. The town was historically part of Buckinghamshire. The A4 and the Great Western Main Line pass through it. In 2011, Slough's population of 140,200 was the most ethnically diverse in the United Kingdom outside London with the highest proportion of religious adherents in England.Slough is home to the Slough Trading Estate, the largest industrial estate in single private ownership in Europe. Blackberry, McAfee, Burger King, LEGO are just some of the multinational organisations that have their head offices in the town. The Slough Trading Estate provides over 17,000 jobs in 400 business. The town is also in very close proximity to Heathrow Airport, which the town is dependent on for income.HistoryThe name, which means "muddy place", was first recorded in 1195 as Slo. It first seems to have applied to a hamlet between Upton to the east and Chalvey to the west, roughly around the "Crown Crossroads" where the road to Windsor (now the A332) met the Great West Road. The Domesday Survey of 1086 refers to Upton, and a wood for 200 pigs, worth £15. During the 13th century, King Henry III had a palace at Cippenham. Parts of Upton Court were built in 1325, while St Mary the Virgin Church in Langley was probably built in the late 11th or early 12th century, though it has been rebuilt and enlarged several times.

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