Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for CHESSINGTON

CHESSINGTON, a parish in Epsom district, Surrey; 2 miles SSE of Esher and Claremont r. station, and 3¾ S of Kingston-on-Thames. Post town, Kingston-on-Thames. Acres, 1, 229. Real property, £1, 729. Pop., 219. Houses, 44. The property is divided among a few. Chessington Hall, now a farm-house, was the residence of Samuel Crisp, the author of the tragedy " Virginia, " and often visited by Dr. Burney. An artificial mound, now covered with wood, bears the name of Castle Hill, and seems to have been the site of an ancient fortification. Roman coins have been found near it. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Malden, in the diocese of Winchester. The church is early English; was restored in 1854; and contains a monument of S. Crisp.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 4th order divisions")
Administrative units: Chessington Ch/CP       Epsom RegD/PLU       Surrey AncC
Place: Chessington

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