Coway Stakes  Surrey


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

COWAY-STAKES, a place on the right bank of the Thames, 3 miles E of Chertsey, in Surrey. It is generally regarded as the point where Cæsar crossed the Thames in pursuit of Cassivelaunus. Stakes had been driven in to defend the passage; and trunks of young oaks, so indurated as to resemble ebony, were not long ago found at the place.

As well as the name "Coway Stakes" appearing on the New Popular edition map, this is the location given by the Surrey Historic Environment Record database for Coway Stakes (, accessed 2/9/2011). Additional information about this locality is available for Chertsey

Coway Stakes through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 12th April 2024

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