16 Facts About Chertsey


Eighteenth-century Chertsey Bridge provides an important cross-river link, and Chertsey Lock is a short distance above it on the opposite side.

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Summit of St Ann's Hill in Chertsey was a vital viewing point for the Anglo-French Survey, which calculated the distance between the Royal Greenwich Observatory and the Paris Observatory using trigonometry.

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Chertsey arranged to have the Chertsey cricket team travel to France in 1789 to introduce cricket to the French nobility.

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Chertsey Regatta has been held on the river for over 150 years, which is in the non-Olympic regional sport of skiffing which has a club on this reach of river.

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Chertsey was the home of Charles James Fox, who had wished to be buried there but instead is buried in Westminster Abbey.

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Chertsey is part of the London commuter belt in the outermost part of the Greater London Urban Area and is served by Chertsey railway station and separated from all adjoining settlements by the buffer of designated areas of Green Belt.

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Across Chertsey bridge, pictured, on the Middlesex side of the river is the Thames Path National Trail and Chertsey Lock.

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Chertsey Bridge is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and Grade II* listed structure that has a listed City Post at one end, and nearby milestones.

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Chertsey has an admission-free museum on Windsor Street, which provides considerable information about the history of Chertsey.

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Chertsey has a Non-League football club, Chertsey Town F C who play at Alwyns Lane.

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Nearby across Bridge Street by the bridge, to the north of this, is the Chertsey Camping and Caravanning Club Site There is another camping site at Laleham Park on the opposite bank of the Thames.

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Chertsey High School is a non-faith school which welcomes children from different faiths and non-faith backgrounds, whilst maintaining strong Christian principles; the school ethos is Knowledge, Determination and Love.

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Chertsey station is on the Chertsey branch line linking the Waterloo to Reading Line to the South West Main Line in Weybridge, all three currently operated by South Western Railway, benefiting from a level crossing and a road bridge sweeping north–south traffic around to the west of the town centre.

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Scenic Chertsey Bridge was built in the 18th century, see above, this links to Shepperton.

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Chertsey is close to J11 of the M25 to two sides of the town and gives its name to the intersection of a main SSW motorway, the M3 with the M25 London Orbital Motorway.

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Chertsey Panto has been performed since 2012 in aid of local charities at The Crown public house in Chertsey.

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