Although we may never know the precise origins of the village of Claygate, what is certain is that its existance was recorded in the Domesday Book around 1080 as Claigate. For many centuries it was a small rural village which, as the years passed, eventually took up the business of brick-making. Claygate grew and prospered as a desirable residential area after the arrival of royalty at Claremont in 1816, it further expanded after the coming of the railway in 1885 which led to the steady growth in the population to some 7,000 today.
The parish of Claygate is one of the first true villages found on the A3 corridor to the South West of London. It is surrounded by woodland, countryside and working farms with only three connecting roads leading to and from the village.Claygate is a highly desirable village with a thriving range of amenities including,restaurants, local pubs and an excellent range of shops including a butcher, baker, fishmonger and greengrocer as well as a local supermarket.There are active and well supported clubs and societies from football to fitness and arts to toddler groups. Whether you are moving for the first time, looking for a family home or moving into retirement Claygate has a place for all.
A comprehensive Claygate Directory is available upon request.
Claygate has easy access to extensive road and rail routes, the mainline railway station is on the Guildford to Waterloo line (Waterloo approximately 35 minutes). By road the nearby A3 links to the West End of London (approximately 16 miles) and the M25 London orbital motorway, which can be reached via junction 10 at Cobham, providing access to Heathrow and Gatwick international airports. The superb shopping centre of Kingston-upon-Thames is just 5 miles away by car, (ranked second in the UK to Oxford Street), with the regular K3 bus service linking it and nearby Esher town centre via Claygate.
|ACS International School, Cobham||01372 867251|
|Claremont Fan Court School, Esher||01372 467841|
|Claygate Primary School, Claygate||01372 465348|
|City of London Freemans, Ashtead||01372 822423|
|Danes Hill School, Oxshott||01372 842509|
|Esher Church School, Esher||01372 463139|
|Esher High School, Esher||01372 468068|
|Feltonfleet, Cobham||01932 862264|
|Hinchley Wood School, Hinchley Wood||020 8398 7161|
|Milbourne Lodge, Esher||01372 462737|
|Notre Dame School, Cobham||01932 869990|
|Parkside, Cobham||01932 862749|
|Rowan, Claygate||01372 462627|
|Shrewsbury Lodge, Esher||01372 462781|
|Surbiton High School, Surbiton||020 8546 5245|
Elmbridge offers an extensive choice of both state and private schools providing education for children of all ages. To help guide you through the process for admissions into state secondary schools please click on the link below for up to date information:
Elmbridge offers an extensive choice of both state and private schools providing education for children of all ages. To help guide you through the process for admissions into state secondary schools please click on the link below for up to date information:http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/admissions
Places of Interest
Sandown Racecourse, Esher
Claremont Landscape Gardens, Esher
Hampton Court Palace, Hampton Court
Painshill Park, Cobham
RHS Gardens, Wisley
Twickenham Rugby Stadium, Twickenham
Richmond Theatre, Richmond
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford
The area has an abundance of fitness centres, health clubs, golf clubs and tennis clubs with many sporting and arts venues being within easy reach including Sandown, Kempton, Epsom, Wimbledon, Richmond and Twickenham.