Chessington  Surrey


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

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.

Chessington through time

Chessington is now part of Kingston upon Thames district. Click here for graphs and data of how Kingston upon Thames has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Chessington itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Chessington, in Kingston upon Thames and Surrey | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 25th July 2024

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