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The Historical Town of Chertsey

The Historical Town of Chertsey shown within Surrey
Population 15,967[1]
OS grid reference TQ039667
District Runnymede
Shire county Surrey
Region South East
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CHERTSEY
Postcode district KT16
Dialling code 01932
Police Surrey
Fire Surrey
Ambulance South East Coast
UK Parliament Runnymede and Weybridge
European Parliament South East England
List of places: UKEnglandSurrey

Coordinates: 51°23′25″N 0°30′27″W / 51.3902, -0.5074 Image File history File links Size of this preview: 709 × 599 pixels Full resolution (1275 × 1078 pixel, file size: 253 KB, MIME type: image/png) Surrey outline, showing motorways and urban areas. ... Image File history File links Red_pog2. ... This article is about the English county. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... Runnymede is a local government district with borough status in the English county of Surrey. ... Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are one of the four levels of English administrative division used for the purposes of local government. ... This article is about the English county. ... The region, also known as Government Office Region, is currently the highest tier of local government subnational entity of England in the United Kingdom. ... South East England is one of the nine official regions of England. ... Constituent countries is a phrase used, often by official institutions, in contexts in which a number of countries make up a larger entity or grouping; thus the OECD has used the phrase in reference to the former Yugoslavia[1], the Soviet Union and European institutions such as the Council of... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... A post town is a required part of all UK postal addresses. ... UK postal codes are known as postcodes. ... The KT postcode area is a group of 24 postal districts in south west Greater London and north east Surrey which are subdivisions of 18 post towns. ... The UK telephone numbering plan, also known as the National Numbering Plan, is regulated by the Office of Communications (Ofcom), which replaced the Office of Telecommunications (Oftel) in 2003. ... Surrey Police is the Home Office police force the county of Surrey in the south of England The force is lead by Chief Constable Bob Quick and has its headquarters at Mount Browne, Guildford, Surrey. ... A Fire Appliance belonging to the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service The fire service in the United Kingdom has undergone dramatic changes since the beginning of the 21st century, a process that has been propelled by a devolution of central government powers, new legislation and a change to operational... The Surrey Fire and Rescue Service is the statuory fire & rescue service for the County of Surrey, England, with 24 fire stations. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... As of 1st July the NHS Ambulance Services Trusts of Kent, Surrey and Sussex are being joined together to form a new South East Coast Ambulance Service . ... The United Kingdom House of Commons is made up of Members of Parliament (MPs). ... Runnymede and Weybridge is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... This is a list of Members of the European Parliament for the United Kingdom in the 2004 to 2009 session, ordered by name. ... South East England is a constituency of the European Parliament. ... List of cities in the United Kingdom List of towns in England Lists of places within counties List of places in Bedfordshire List of places in Berkshire List of places in Buckinghamshire List of places in Cambridgeshire List of places in Cheshire List of places in Cleveland List of places... This is a list of cities, towns and villages in the ceremonial county of Surrey, England. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

The Old Town Hall
Level crossing at Chertsey, as the barriers rise

Chertsey is a town in Surrey, England, on the River Thames, and its tributary rivers such as the River Bourne. It can be accessed by road from junction 11 of the M25 London orbital motorway. It shares its borders with Staines, Laleham, Shepperton, Addlestone, Woking, Thorpe and Egham. It lies within the Godley hundred. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (864x451, 84 KB) Photo by Gary Watson I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (864x451, 84 KB) Photo by Gary Watson I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Level crossing - Chertsey - England - Photo by Tagishsimon - 270404 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Level crossing - Chertsey - England - Photo by Tagishsimon - 270404 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The term level crossing (also called a railroad crossing, railway crossing, train crossing or grade crossing) is a crossing on one level (at-grade intersection) — without recourse to a bridge or tunnel — of a railway line by a road, path, or another railroad. ... This article is about the English county. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article is about the River Thames in southern England. ... Virginia Water Lake near the source of the River Bourne Waterfall at eastern end of Virginia Water Lake where the River Bourne exits the lake There are two rivers named Bourne in Surrey which join together at St Georges College, Weybridge. ... The M25 motorway looking south between junctions 14 and 15, near Heathrow Airport. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Godley was a hundred in what is now Surrey, England. ... A hundred is an administrative division, frequently used in Europe and New England, which historically was used to divide a larger region into smaller geographical units. ...

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History

Chertsey is a town of historical importance hence giving the title of 'The historical town of Chertsey', having grown around Chertsey Abbey, founded in 666 by Eorcenwald, Bishop of London. It is one of the oldest towns in England. Chertsey Abbey, dedicated to St Peter, was a Benedictine monastery located at Chertsey in the English county of Surrey. ... This article is about the year AD 666. ... St. ...


In the 9th century it was sacked by the Danes and refounded from Abingdon Abbey by King Edgar of England in 964. Abingdon Abbey was a Benedictine monastery located in Abingdon, historically in the county of Berkshire but now in Oxfordshire, England. ... King Edgar or Eadgar I ( 942 – July 8, 975) was the younger son of King Edmund I of England. ... Events Nicephorus II begins campaign to recapture Cilicia. ...


Chertsey appears in Domesday Book as Certesi. It was held by partly by Chertsey Abbey and partly by Richard Sturmid from the abbey. Its domesday assets were: 5 hides; 1 mill and 1 forge at the hall, 20 ploughs, 200 acres of meadow, woodland worth 50 hogs. It rendered £22.[2] A line drawing entitled Domesday Book from Andrew Williamss Historic Byways and Highways of Old England. ... Chertsey Abbey, dedicated to St Peter, was a Benedictine monastery located at Chertsey in the English county of Surrey. ... The hide was a variable unit of land area used in medieval England, defined according to its arable yield and taxable potential rather than its exact dimensions. ... An ancient Chinese tomb model of a foot-powered mill, Eastern Han Dynasty (25 - 220 AD), Freer Gallery of Art. ... For finery forges (making iron), see finery forge. ... The traditional way: a German farmer works the land with a horse and plough. ... A meadow is a habitat of rolling or flat terrain where grasses predominate. ... Limber Pine woodland, Toiyabe Range, central Nevada Biologically, a woodland is a treed area differentiated from a forest. ... Hog is a domestic or feral adult swine. ...


The Abbey grew to become one of the largest Benedictine abbeys in England, supported by large fiefs in the northwest corner of Sussex until it was dissolved by Henry VIII in 1536. The King took stone from the Abbey to construct his palace at Oatlands, and the villagers used stone for raising the streets, and by the late 17th century, only some outer walls remained. Roland pledges his fealty to Charlemagne; from a manuscript of a chanson de geste. ... “Henry VIII” redirects here. ... Year 1536 was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. ... Oatlands is a district in Surrey near Weybridge (Weybridge website), which in Tudor and Stuart times was the location of a royal palace. ... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ...


Today the history of the abbey is reflected in local place names and the fishponds that still fill with water after a heavy rain.


The eighteenth century Chertsey Bridge provides an important cross river link, and Chertsey Lock is a short way above it on the opposite side. Chertsey Bridge The Chertsey Bridge crosses the River Thames near London. ... Chertsey Lock is a lock on the River Thames by the northern Middlesex bank in Chertsey in north-west Surrey, England and is managed by the Environment Agency. ...


In the 18th century Chertsey Cricket Club was one of the strongest in the country. Chertsey regatta has been held on the river for over 150 years. (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... Chertsey Cricket Club in Surrey is one of the oldest in England. ... A regatta is a boat race or series of boat races. ...

Chertsey Bridge

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Religion

Chertsey is mostly Catholic with three Catholic Schools, one Catholic Church, and one Catholic youth club for teenagers.


There is an Anglican Church, a Community Church hall and a Jehovas Witnesses Hall.


Thorpe Park

The town is also notable for being the location of the popular tourist attraction Thorpe Park. This thrill seeker's paradise was originally a gravel pit before being converted into a lake and becoming the UK's first theme park. The park now serves massive numbers of visitors every year and brings many jobs and visitors to the area. Thorpe Park is a theme park in the United Kingdom. ... Gravel Pit is a single released by Wu-Tang Clan for their The W album. ... Theme Park is a simulation computer game designed by Bullfrog Productions, released in 1994, in which the player designs and operates an amusement park. ...


Celebrated residents

England cricketer Ashley Giles and England Footballer Robert Green were born in Chertsey. The eighteenth century landscape designer Richard Woods also came from the town. Ashley Fraser Giles MBE (born in Chertsey, Surrey, on 19 March 1973) is an English cricketer who plays Test cricket for England and county cricket for Warwickshire. ... Robert the monkey Paul Green (born January 18, 1980 in Chertsey, Surrey) is an English professional footballer who currently plays for West Ham United having previously played for Norwich City in the Football League Championship as a goalkeeper. ...


Renowned 19th Century chemist, explorer and magician Oliver Van Hoogstraten resided in the town for a number of years before his death.


Keith Moon, drummer with rock band The Who, lived in Chersey whilst Robert Green the Norwich and England goalkeeper was born in the town in 1980. Keith John Moon (August 23, 1946 – September 7, 1978) was the drummer of the rock group The Who. ... The Who are an English rock band that first formed in 1964, and grew to be considered one of the greatest[1] and most influential[2] bands in the world. ... Robert the monkey Paul Green (born January 18, 1980 in Chertsey, Surrey) is an English professional footballer who currently plays for West Ham United having previously played for Norwich City in the Football League Championship as a goalkeeper. ...


Justin Hawkins, lead singer of The Darkness rock group was born in the town. Justin David Hawkins (born on March 17, 1975) is an English musician and songwriter, best known for being the former lead singer and lead guitarist of The Darkness, noted for his heavy use of falsetto and charismatic persona. ... For other uses, see The Darkness (disambiguation). ...


Chertsey in literature

Chertsey was visited by Charles Dickens to make notes for Oliver Twist, and the poem "The Curfew Must Not Ring Tonight" by Rosa Hartwick Thorpe was written in the town. “Dickens” redirects here. ... Oliver Twist (1838) is Charles Dickens second novel. ...


In H. G. Wells' book The War of the Worlds, Chertsey was destroyed by attacking Martian fighting-machines in the early afternoon of 8 June 1902. Herbert George Wells (September 21, 1866 – August 13, 1946), better known as H. G. Wells, was an English writer best known for such science fiction novels as The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, The First Men in the Moon and The Island of Doctor Moreau. ... The War of the Worlds (1898), by H. G. Wells, is an early science fiction novel (or novella) which describes an invasion of England by aliens from Mars. ... A Martian is a hypothetical or fictional native inhabitant of the planet Mars. ... is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


Abraham Cowley, the 17th Century English poet, lived in Chertsey after his return from exile. The Abraham Cowley Mental Health Unit of St Peter's Hospital (UK), Chertsey, was named in his honour. Abraham Cowley (1618 - July 28, 1667), English poet, was born in the city of London late in 1618. ... St. ...


References

  1. ^ Census data
  2. ^ Surrey Domesday Book

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Chertsey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (387 words)
Chertsey is a town in Surrey, England, on the River Thames, and its tributary rivers such as the River Bourne.
Chertsey is a town of historical importance, having grown around Chertsey Abbey, founded in 666 by Eorcenwald, Bishop of London.
In the 18th century Chertsey Cricket Club was one of the strongest in the country.
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