MORTLAKE, a village in the Kingston parliamentary division of Surrey, England, on the Thames, 6j m. W. of London. Pop. of parish, which includes East Sheen (1901), 7774. It has been associated with the Oxford and Cambridge boat-race since 1845, the race finishing here. The village appears in Domesday, and the manor belonged to the Archbishops of Canterbury until the time of Henry VIII., when it passed by exchange to the Crown. From the early part of the 17th century until after the civil wars Mortlake was celebrated for a manufacture of tapestry.
Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)