Pictures of Cobham
in the county of Surrey
This is a place rich in history, it has an abundance of ancient buildings and can trace its origins back to the Iron-Age. At the time of the Doomsday Book, it was mentioned as "Coveham" meaning a curve on the river. Indeed, Cobham is virtually surrounded by water, it exists tucked into a loop of the delightful River Mole, this flows through parts of the town, adding interest to the local scenery.
Cobham Mill rests on a picturesque stretch of the river surrounded by dipping weeping willows and graceful swans. The mill was built around 1822 and was in use grinding corn until early in the 20th century. Today, the mill is restored to full working order, its setting is worthy of a picture-postcard evoking memories of the Cobham of yester-year.
Despite Victorian renovations the parish church of St. Andrew retains many of its earlier characteristics. It has a classical church interior of gleaming woodwork, stately arches, with many monuments and memorial brasses. The most impressive of these is perhaps the 15th century brass depicting the Nativity, this is thought to be the only one of its kind in England. In the peaceful lawned churchyard which encloses the church, visitors can see a number of ancient graves together with a colossal 19th century tomb, this is the burial place of Harvey Coombe and his family. A spire of a later date crowns the original short stubby Norman tower.
One of Cobham's finest features is Cobham Park, this was the family home of the Coombe family until early in the 20th century. There is evidence that a house has stood on this spot since the 12th century, but the present house is believed to be a re-build from around 1720 when it was built to a classical design by John Bridges.
Following the departure of the Coombe family, in 1930 the estate transferred to corporate ownership, today Cobham Park has been converted to provide a number of luxury retirement apartments, but listed building status has ensured little alteration to the exterior fabric of the building. It therefore sits peacefully on the landscape appearing just as it has for hundreds of years.
Over the years the town has become somewhat spread out, despite this it still manages to retain a lovely rural atmosphere with many quaint shops and inns to explore. That this should be so is perhaps also due to the fact that this is a "well heeled" village which has mostly always been a prosperous place, with a number of very desirable properties in the region.
Visitors to Cobham will find no shortage of attractions, there are several gardens open in the area and a couple of National Trust properties, picnic spots, and of course the pretty River Mole.
Planning a visit to Cobham?
Please support the Pictures of England website by booking your Cobham hotels & accommodation through this site.
Add town to favourites
History of Cobham
Recommended towns & villages near Cobham
All towns in SurreyComplete A to Z of towns in England
|(5.4 miles, 8.7 km, direction NE)|
This picturesque pleasant place is fortunate to lie between the waters of the historic River Thames and the River Mole. It is perhaps best known for Hampton Court Palace, the building started by Cardinal Wolsey in 1514...
Information | Pictures (65) | Hotels | Holiday Cottages
|(6.2 miles, 9.9 km, direction E)|
Epsom, is known world-wide for what is perhaps the most famous horse race of all time - The Derby...
Information | Pictures (25) | Hotels | Holiday Cottages
|(7.5 miles, 12.0 km, direction SE)|
It is here that romantically Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton said their good byes before Nelson departed for the Battle of Trafalgar in the year 1805...
Information | Pictures (48) | Hotels | Holiday Cottages
|(9.5 miles, 15.3 km, direction SW)|
It has a High Street of mellow Georgian buildings, and despite changing times Guildford is a town that has managed to maintain its charm and character...
Information | Pictures (128) | Hotels | Holiday Cottages
|(11.8 miles, 19.0 km, direction NE)|
Kew is just downstream from the delights of Richmond, and is best known for the Royal Botanic Gardens, or as they are more popularly known 'Kew Gardens'...
Information | Pictures (95) | Hotels | Holiday Cottages
Recommended attractions near Cobham
All attractions in CobhamAll attractions in SurreyComplete A to Z of attractions in England
|(1.7 miles, 2.7 km, direction NE)|
20th-century Modernist house and garden designed by Patrick Gwynne...
Information | Hotels
|(2.2 miles, 3.6 km, direction NE)|
One of the first and finest gardens of the English Landscape style...
Information | Pictures (2) | Hotels
|(3.0 miles, 4.8 km, direction NW)|
This is a thrilling museum, where now that Concorde is retired, visitors can get the full Concorde experience without a costly.....
Information | Pictures (23) | Hotels
|(5.2 miles, 8.3 km, direction S)|
Regency country house with renowned Edwardian interiors and gardens, set in beautiful downland countryside...
Information | Pictures (69) | Hotels
|(5.3 miles, 8.5 km, direction SE)|
Information | Pictures (1) | Hotels
Hotels & Accommodation in Cobham
Cobham Hotels Cobham Cottages Cobham Bed & Breakfast
All Accommodation in Cobham..
Cobham, Surrey, England (0.4 miles, 0.7 km)
Just 2 miles (3.2 km) from the M25, Cobham Lodge is 35 minutes' drive from Gatwick Airport. The lodge is also only 20 minutes from Heathrow Airport. Cobham Lodge is set on the edge of the village of ...
More info and book online.. Price from £45.00
Premier Inn Cobham
Cobham, Surrey, England (1.0 miles, 1.6 km)
Just off the A307, within easy reach of the A3 and less than 3 miles (5 km) from the M25 motorway, the hotel offers free parking, comfortable, great-value rooms and an on-site pub and restaurant....
More info and book online.. Price from £63.00
Cobham, Surrey, England (1.1 miles, 1.8 km, direction W)
Set in 27 acres of peaceful grounds and woodland, the Hilton Cobham is within easy reach of central London which is just a 30-minute train ride away. The hotel has a restaurant, a lounge bar serving C...
More info and book online.. Price from £48.00
Days Inn Cobham
Cobham, Surrey, England (1.5 miles, 2.4 km, direction S)
Situated between junctions 9 and 10 of the M25 motorway, Days Inn Cobham features free on-site parking and a 24-hour reception. A bar is also available for guests to use....
More info and book online.. Price from £42.00
Woodlands Park Hotel
Cobham, Surrey, England (2.2 miles, 3.5 km, direction E)
In green Surrey countryside, this stunning country house has 2 restaurants, one mile (1.6 km) from Cobham and Leatherhead; 10 miles (16 km) from Guildford and Woking....
More info and book online.. Price from £119.00
Nearby travel help
|Cobham & Stoke D'Abernon Station||(1.1 miles, 1.7 km)|
|M25 Junction 10 (Wisley Interchange)||(1.8 miles, 3.0 km, direction W)|
|Oxshott Station||(2.0 miles, 3.2 km, direction E)|
|M25 Junction 9||(3.4 miles, 5.5 km, direction E)|
|London Heathrow Airport||(10.2 miles, 16.3 km, direction N)|
|London Gatwick Airport||(15.8 miles, 25.5 km, direction SE)|
|Cobham to London||(17.4 miles, 28.1 km, direction NE)||