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Coordinates: 51.3289° N 0.4094° E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Cobham
Statistics
Population: 10,918[1]
Location
OS grid reference: TQ109600
Latitude: 51.3289°
Longitude: 0.4094°
Administration
District: Elmbridge
Shire county: Surrey
Region: South East England
Constituent country: England
Sovereign state: United Kingdom
Other
Ceremonial county: Surrey
Historic county: Surrey
Services
Police force: Surrey Police
Fire and rescue: Surrey
Ambulance: South East Coast
Post office and telephone
Post town: Esher
Postal district: KT11
Dialling code: 01932
Politics
UK Parliament: Esher and Walton
European Parliament: South East England

Cobham is a small town in Surrey, England, about 20 miles south-west of London; and 5 miles north of Leatherhead. To the north of the town is the A3 and Hersham Village. Cobham Fairmile has a population of 4,760[2] whilst neighbouring Cobham and Downside has a population of 6,158.[3] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (600x800, 11 KB) Summary Description: A blank map of the United Kingdom, with country outline and coastline; contact the author for help with modifications or add-ons Source: Reference map provided by Demis Mapper 6 Date: 2006-21-06 Author: User... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... Latitude, usually denoted symbolically by the Greek letter phi, , gives the location of a place on Earth north or south of the equator. ... 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History

Cobham is an ancient settlement whose origins can be traced back through Roman times to the Iron Age. At the time of the Domesday Book (1086) it was known as Coveham or Covenham which is thought to mean a settlement in the curve of a river. Area under Roman control  Roman Republic  Roman Empire  Western Empire  Eastern Empire Ancient Rome was a civilization that grew from a city-state founded on the Italian Peninsula circa the 9th century BC to a massive empire straddling the Mediterranean Sea. ... Iron Age Axe found on Gotland This article is about the archaeological period known as the Iron Age, for the mythological Iron Age see Iron Age (mythology). ... A line drawing entitled Domesday Book from Andrew Williamss Historic Byways and Highways of Old England. ...


Local Area

On the outskirts of Cobham is Stoke d'Abernon, whose name is taken from a family who settled here at time of the Norman conquest in 1066. A small village situated between Cobham, Surrey and Leatherhead. ... Bayeux Tapestry depicting events leading to the Battle of Hastings The Norman conquest of England was the invasion of the Kingdom of England by William the Conqueror (Duke of Normandy), in 1066 at the Battle of Hastings and the subsequent Norman control of England. ... Events January 6 - Harold II is crowned September 20 - Battle of Fulford September 25 - Battle of Stamford Bridge September 29 - William of Normandy lands in England at Pevensey. ...


The local newspaper is the Cobham News & Mail.[4]


Cobham Mill

Cobham Mill
Cobham Mill

The River Mole provides a setting for Cobham's best-known landmark which is the red brick water mill, constructed in 1822 and once part of a much larger complex. It stands on the site of earlier mills dating back to the Middle Ages. The mill was in use until 1928 when it became uneconomical to continue operating. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 1435 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Cobham, Surrey Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 1435 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Cobham, Surrey Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner... The River Mole is a river in Southern England, rising in West Sussex near Gatwick Airport and flowing north. ... 1822 (MDCCCXXII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ...


In 1953 the main part of the mill was demolished by Surrey County Council to allieviate traffic congestion on Mill Road. The remaining building was restored to full working order by the Cobham Mill Preservation Trust, and is now open to the public from 2pm to 5pm on the second Sunday of each month (between April and October). 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Surrey is a county in southern England, part of the South East England region and one of the Home Counties. ...


Education

The primary school is called Andrew's. The state secondary school is called School. There are three independent schools: Dame; ACS (The American Community Schools) Cobham International and Reed's School. The ACS International Schools, formerly known as the American Community Schools, are three academic campuses based in Southern England. ...


Local Leisure & Entertainment

Painshill Park is nearby. Cobham as two football clubs: Cobham Football Club and Cobham United Football Club. There is Cobham Rugby Football Club[5] and Cobham Village Club along with a branch of the Royal British Legion. Painshill Park, near Cobham, Surrey, England, was developed between 1738 and 1773 by the Hon. ... Categories: Stub | British Army | Royal Air Force | Royal Navy ...


Road links

To the north and west of the town is the A3 trunk road, a major arterial route from London to Portsmouth. This road links to the M25 motorway at Junction 10, immediately to the south of Cobham. The A3 near Liphook The A3 is a trunk road in Southern England, connecting London to Portsmouth. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other places with the same name, see Portsmouth (disambiguation). ... The M25 motorway looking south between junctions 14 and 15, near Heathrow Airport. ...

  • The A307, Portsmouth Road starts in Cobham and runs northwards to the adjoining town of Esher. This is also known as the "old A3"
  • The A245 runs through the centre of the town and leads to Leatherhead in the South East and Byfleet to the West.

The A307 runs from Kingston upon Thames to Cobham, via Surbiton, Long Ditton, Thames Ditton, and Esher. ... Esher is a town in the Surrey borough of Elmbridge in South East England near the River Mole. ... The numbering zones for A-roads in Great Britain List of A roads beginning with 2 in Great Britain starting south of the River Thames and east of the A3. ... Leatherhead is a small town in Surrey, England, on the River Mole, Surrey. ... Map of Byfleet (from OpenStreetMap) Map of Byfleet (from OpenStreetMap) Byfleet is a village and suburb of Woking in Surrey, England. ...

Police and fire services

Nowadays, Cobham Police Station is only used for minor issues; everything else is handled from Esher Police Station. Esher is a town in the Surrey borough of Elmbridge in South East England near the River Mole. ...

  • Surrey Fire & Rescue Service, called Painshill Fire Station has a full time crew together with:
    • 1 x Water Tender Ladder,
    • 1 x Incident Command Unit,
    • 1 x Forward Command Vehicle

Is the local Emergency Fire & Rescue service for the County of Surrey, England. ...

References

  1. ^ Census data(1)
  2. ^ Census data (2)
  3. ^ Census data (3)
  4. ^ Cobham News & Mail
  5. ^ Rugby Website

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Cobham, Surrey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1152 words)
Cobham has a particularly high international population due to the presence of the ACS Cobham International school and a branch of the (Dutch) Rijnlands Lyceum within Reeds School.
Cobham is known for the movement called the Diggers.
The area near Cobham Mill, know to some as the Cobham Lido is frequented in summer by families as it afford a safe area for children to paddle in the river Mole and observe a wide variety of wildlife on the banks of the river.
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It was a clinical all round performance by Cobham Surrey, whose display in the field and with the ball was adjudged the difference between the two sides by the opposing captain.
However, Cobham were forced to toil for their next wicket as Shepperton continued to score runs at a steady rate.
Cobham with many of their first team missing, lost early wickets, and failed to recover from their poor start.
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