Weybridge  Surrey


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

WEYBRIDGE, a parish, with a village, in Chertsey district, Surrey: on the river Wey, at the junction with it of the Basingstoke canal, at its own influx into the Thames, and adjacent on the S to the Southwestern railway, 2½ miles SE of Chertsey. It has a r. station with telegraph, a head post-office‡ near the r. ...

station, a post-office‡ in the village under Weybridge Station, and several inns. Acres, 1,292. Real property, £8,584. Pop. in 1851, 1,225; in 1861, 1,603. Houses, 305. The increase of pop. arose chiefly from the erection of villas and other residences, principally for London families. The manor belongs to H. Glazebrook, Esq. Oatlands Park is a great feature, but has been separately noticed. A palace was built here by Henry VIII.; but is now represented only by some gateways and some underground passages; and the old garden of it has partly been converted into a market garden and fruit-garden. There is an oil and seed-crushing mill, worked by water-power. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £320.* Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church was built in 1848, and has a tower and spire. An Independent chapel was built in 1865, at a cost of £2,300. A Roman Catholic chapel was built by the late J. Taylor, Esq., and contains the tomb of King Louis Philippe. There are a parochial school, and charities £80.

Weybridge through time

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

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


Date accessed: 17th August 2022

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