Chobham  Surrey


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Chobham like this:

CHOBHAM, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Chertsey district, Surrey. The village stands on Bourn brook, near Bagshot heath and the Basingstoke canal, 3½ miles WNW of Woking r. station, and 5¾ SW of Chertsey; and has a post office‡ under Farnborough Station. The parish comprises 11, 536 acres. ...

Real property, £9, 659. Pop., 2, 098. Houses, 416. The property is subdivided. Chobham Place is the seat of Sir Denis le Marchant. Chobham Park belonged to Chertsey abbey; and was the death-place of Archbishop Heath. The Chobham ridges were the site of a great military encampment from April to August 1853; precurrent to the more . permanent encampment of Aldershot. Field works and redoubts, formed at the time of this encampment, may look, not long hence, to be ancient works; the more so that some real antiquities, of the class of Roman camps and roads, are in the vicinity. The surface generally has a bleak appearance; and belongs to the Bagshot sand formation. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of Holy Trinity, in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £148.* Patron, J. Thornton, Esq. The church contains some Norman features. A chapelry at Valley-end was formed in 1867; and is served by a p. curate, with salary of £50. There are a Baptist chapel, and charities £25. -The sub-d. contains four parishes. Pop., 5, 289.

Chobham through time

Chobham is now part of Surrey Heath district. Click here for graphs and data of how Surrey Heath has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Chobham itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Chobham in Surrey Heath | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 28th June 2022

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