Place:Thorpe, Surrey, England

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NameThorpe
Alt namesThorpe Leasource: hamlet in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.407°N 0.533°W
Located inSurrey, England
See alsoGodley Hundred, Surrey, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Runnymede District, Surrey, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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Thorpe is a village in Surrey, England, between Egham and Chertsey. It lies just inside the circle of the M25 motorway, near the M3 (London-Southampton), and its ward covers 856 hectares (2,120 acres). The River Bourne or Chertsey Bourne flows through the south of village. To the southeast of the village is Thorpe Park, one of England's largest theme parks, which is also a watersports centre. Its second-tier local authority, Runnymede District or Borough, is a largely suburban area.

Thorpe Lea is a small locality within the parish that goes by its own name (but is redirected here).

From 1610, the family of Sir Francis Leigh (later Lord Chichester) owned the very large manor and the neighbouring later manor in the parish, Hall Place, with the exception of a period of 99 years when it saw a complex series of transactions which saw it profit instead Sir Francis Bacon, William Minterne and George Evelyn. Sir John Leigh's two heirs were his female cousins, Ann and Mary (who had the surname Leigh-Bennett). Her male issue went on to inherit the manor.

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Government

Administrative boundaries of the county of Surrey (Surrey History Centre. The centre has a website with a number of useful indexes--titheholders in various parishes, deaths at the county gaol, etc.)

Registration Districts

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GENUKI provisions

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