City Facts - Chertsey
Chertsey is a town in Surrey, England, on the River Thames. It shares borders with Staines, Laleham, Shepperton, Addlestone, Woking, Thorpe and Egham. The town is served by Chertsey railway station.
Chertsey has a long and distinguished history and was once the site of a Benedictine Abbey. First established in AD666, this once important abbey was famous for the production of floor tiles, some of which can be seen in the Chertsey Museum.
There are a number of 18th century houses in the town, which help it maintain a vintage charm. The seven-arched bridge over the Thames is the centre of much riverside activity with pubs, boatbuilding yards and much river traffic.
The town is rich with open spaces; Chertsey Meads offers 170 acres of riverside land and is a habitat for a wide variety of birds and wild life. Just outside Chertsey is St. Anns Hill, a 57-acre wooded park with magnificent views from the top and the remains of an Iron Age hill fort, as well as a cottage which is reputed to be haunted.