The name Chessington is Anglo-Saxon and means: "Cissa's Dûn" or "Hill belonging to Cissa".
Chessingtown appears in The Domesday Book as Cisedune and Cisendone.
Its domesday assets were: 1½ hides; part of a mill worth 2s, 4 ploughs, woodland worth 30 hogs. It rendered £7.
St. Mary's is Chessington's Parish church. St Mary's was first mentioned in Merton Priory records of 1174.
The mansion at Chessington World was built in 1348 and played a role in the English Civil War.
Another claim to fame: the author Enid Blyton lived in 207 Hook Road.
But this time we enjoyed another side of Chessington.