Longcross

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Coordinates: 51°22′N 0°35′W / 51.37°N 00.59°W / 51.37; -00.59

Longcross
Longcross is located in Surrey
Longcross
Longcross
 Longcross shown within Surrey
Population <1,000
District Runnymede
Shire county Surrey
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Chertsey
Postcode district KT16
Dialling code 01932
Police Surrey
Fire Surrey
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Runnymede and Weybridge
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Longcross is a small village in Surrey, England. Situated between Virginia Water, Chertsey and Chobham, it consists of a number of houses spread out along Longcross Road (the B386) and a few subsidiary roads.

The census ward is Foxhills which includes Longcross together with Lyne, Ottershaw and Addlestone. 5,467 people live within this area.[1]

History[edit]

Longcross's church is Christ Church; it is a redundant church registered for disposal and the parish has merged with the parish of Lyne. The church is a Grade II listed building of mid-Victorian (1847)[2] origin comprising a nave, west porch, chancel, north organ chamber, and vestry. It is built of red brick with slate roofs.[3]

For a long time there was a Ministry of Defence presence in Longcross. In World War II, a tank factory and test track was built to the north of the village. Now no longer used for its original purpose, the site was sold by QinetiQ, and is now the site of Longcross Film Studios, where the James Bond Skyfall film and several other films have been made since 2010.[citation needed]

Facilities[edit]

Longcross has few public facilities of its own; exceptions include the Old School cafe and boarding kennels. The cafe has been a family run business for fifty years.[4] There is no village centre, pub, or green. It is a dispersed village.

While technically there is a railway station known as Longcross station, on Burma Road, this is poorly serviced and is not easily accessible from the village. The nearest station with a regular services is Virginia Water. There is no public bus service.

Today[edit]

Longcross Road has no special speed restrictions, street lights or pavements, making it difficult and potentially dangerous to navigate the village on foot.

A large portion of Longcross is taken up by the Longcross Estate, currently owned by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. There are public footpaths and bridleways leading through the estate and onto Chobham Common, which extends to the east of the village.

Longcross is still the home of many Army families who occupy married quarters.

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