An 1868 Gazetteer description of the following places in Cobham


The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868



"COBHAM, a parish in the second division of the hundred of Elmbridge, in the county of Surrey, 5 miles S.W. of the Esher station of the South-Western line, and 10 N.E. of Guildford. It is situated on the river Mole, which abounds in pike, carp, trout, and other fish, and its banks are much resorted to by anglers. There were formerly large iron-works by this river, but the place is now chiefly used for carding woollen rags.

The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester, value £150, in the patronage of Charles Combe, Esq. The church, dedicated to St. Andrew, is an ancient structure partly in the early English and partly in the Norman styles of architecture, with spire, and contains brasses of early date. The Wesleyans have recently erected a chapel. The charities amount to about £80 per annum, There are parochial schools and two infant schools. Cobham Park, the seat of Charles Combe, Esq., is in the Italian style, and was built in 1725. The Rev. F. Mount is lord of the manor. Fairs are held on the 17th March and 11th December."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
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