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Day Trip to Chessington, Surrey
Most people go to Chessington to visit Chessington World of Adventure or Chessington Zoo, but there is more to Chessington ...

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.


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