History of Chertsey

History of Chertsey

 

Chertsey is one of the oldest towns in England. It grew around Chertsey Abbey , founded in 666 A.D by Eorcenwald, Bishop of London .

In the 9thC it was sacked by the Danes and refounded from Abingdon Abbey by King Edgar of England in 964.

Chertsey appears in Domesday Book as Certesi. It was held partly by Chertsey Abbey and partly by Richard Sturmid from the abbey. Its domesday assets were: 5 hides; 1 mill and 1 forge at the hall, 20 ploughs, 80 hectares of meadow, woodland worth 50 hogs. It rendered