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Wimbledon is thought to have been inhabited since at least the Iron Age when a hill fort was constructed on Wimbledon Common. The original centre was close to the common at the top of the hill, known locally as “the village” and was part of the manor of Mortlake at the time when the Domesday book was compiled in 1807. The manor was held by the church until 1398 when Thomas Arundel, Archbishop of Canterbury, fell out of favour with Richard II and was exiled. The manor was confiscated and became crown property.
Wimbledon came to prominence in the sixteenth century when Sir Thomas Cecil, first Earl of Exeter, settled here after being granted land by Elizabeth I. Known as the 'Maker of Wimbledon,' Cecil improved the road to London and built Wimbledon Manor House, where the monarchy later stayed as guests.
The Village developed from this time and prominent merchants, such as Robert Bell of the East India Company, established a trend by moving here and commuting on horseback to the City. Important families such as the Churchills and the Spencers quickly followed suit, and Wimbledon became established as a fashionable location for the well-to-do and the influential.
Getting to Wimbledon
- Good access to Surrey and the South coast via A3 / A4 and easy links to the M25
- Wimbledon to Waterloo in 17mins, trains run every 3-4mins
- Wimbledon Chase
- Haydons Road
- Raynes Park
- Wimbledon (District line) Zone 3
- Wimbledon Park (District line) Zone 3
- Wimbledon South (Northern line) Zone 3
- Southfields (District line) Zone 3
- Good access to all London Airports including, Gatwick, Heathrow and City