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Chobham Park

In the civil parish of Chobham.
In the historic county of Surrey.
Modern Authority of Surrey.
1974 county of Surrey.
Medieval County of Surrey.

OS Map Grid Reference: SU98636278
Latitude 51.35554° Longitude -0.58493°

Chobham Park has been described as a probable Palace.

There are no visible remains.

This is a Grade 2 listed building protected by law*.


The old double-moated manor-house on the site of the present Chobham Park House remained with the Abbey until in 1537 Abbott John Cordrey, 'granted' it to Henry VIII. Perhaps because the hunting hereabouts was so fine, the King kept the Manor of Chobham for his own use. We know that he visited it in 1538 and again in 1542. He may well have stayed in the old manor house on this site. More certainly we know that Henry's daughter, Queen Mary, sold it in July 1558 to her chancellor, Nicholas Heath (1501c-1578), Archbishop of York, for £3,000. The five-hundred-acre parcel of land was enclosed by a pale, thus earning the right to call itself a park. It is marked as a deer park on Norden and Speed's map of 1610. (Bushel and Van Loock)

Chobham Park Farm, a private residence, is basically a 17th.c. cottage with 19th.c. additions to the rear. There is now no trace of a moat but the house stands on a platform above the surrounding ground. The '17th.c.' L shaped barn was pulled down in 1952 (F1 FGA 08-JAN-66). Chobham Park, long the property of Chertsey Abbey, was acquired by Henry VIII in 1533-4. Alterations were made to create royal chambers for both the King and Queen. Queen Mary sold the property to her chancellor, Nicholas Heath, Archbishop of York. The house was pulled down in the 18th century (HKW). (PastScape)
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