Place:Chobham, Surrey, England

TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates51.383°N 0.617°W
Located inSurrey, England
See alsoChertsey Rural, Surrey, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1933
Bagshot Rural, Surrey, Englandrural district in which it was located 1933-1974
Surrey Heath (district), Surrey, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Chobham is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Surrey Heath in Surrey, England. It had a population of about 3,800 in the UK census of 2011. Prior to the formation of Surrey Heath Borough in 1974, Chobham was part of Chertsey Rural District (1894-1933) and Bagshot Rural District (1933-1974).

The village has a small high street area, specialising in traditional trades and motor trades. The River Bourne and its northern tributary known as the Hale, Mill Bourne or Windle Brook run through the village.

Chobham lost a large minority of its land to West End, in 1968, which has a higher population and was long associated with another parish. Chobham has no railway line; it is approximately mid-way between the London-terminating services at Woking and Sunningdale, both just under 5 miles (8.0 km) away.

Until the 19th century almost entirely surrounded by Chobham Common, which was heathland of little agricultural value compared to its central fertile belt, the village was isolated. During mediaeval times, Chobham remained part of the Chertsey Abbey estates. As across the whole hundred which he dominated, the power of the Abbot of Chertsey Abbey was considerable.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Chobham.

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