Place:Chessington, Surrey, England

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NameChessington
TypeParish, Area, Suburb
Coordinates51.3581°N 0.3001°W
Located inSurrey, England     ( - 1965)
See alsoOld Malden, Surreyancient parish in which it was a chapelry
Epsom Rural, Surrey, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1933
Surbiton, Surrey, Englandurban district in which it was located 1933-1965
Kingston upon Thames (London Borough), Greater London, EnglandLondon Borough to which it was transferred in 1965
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Chessington is has been since 1965 an area of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames in southwest Greater London, England. The Hogsmill River runs through it. Neighbouring settlements include: Tolworth, Ewell, Surbiton, Claygate, Epsom, Oxshott, Leatherhead, Esher, Kingston upon Thames and Worcester Park.

Chessington was historically a chapelry of the parish of Malden, Surrey, but became a civil parish in its own right. (A Vision of Britain through Time does not give a date.) In 1894 it became part of the Epsom Rural District, and in 1933 transferred to the Surbiton Urban District. Surbiton Urban District Council was incorporated in 1936 to become Surbiton Metropolitan Borough. Surbiton Metropolitan Borough was abolished in 1965, becoming part of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Chessington. Its main claim to fame is the existence of Chessington Zoo and Theme Park.

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