St George's Hill

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Coordinates: 51°21′07″N 0°26′42″W / 51.352°N 0.445°W / 51.352; -0.445 St George's Hill is a 964-acre (3.9 km2) private estate in Weybridge, Surrey, United Kingdom. The estate has both golf and tennis clubs, as well as approximately 420 houses. The estate is a popular residential location for celebrities and successful entrepreneurs. In a 2007 survey, most roads in the estate showed an average house sale price of over £3,000,000 in the previous 12 months.

East Road, St George's Hill.

History[edit]

In April 1649, common land on the hill was occupied by a movement known as The Diggers, who began to farm there. The Diggers are often regarded as one of the world's first small-scale experiments in socialism and/or communism. The Diggers left the hill following a court case five months later. The occupation has been commemorated by the The Land is Ours group, which occupied the summit of the hill in 1995 and 1999.[1]

Residences[edit]

Local builder Walter George Tarrant[2] owned the land and created many of the houses on the estate. Each house is required by local laws to have at least 1-acre (4,000 m2) of land, and houses are restricted to a maximum of 20 per cent of the plot.

Golf club[edit]

The golf club was designed in 1912 by Harry Colt with the clubhouse being built in the early 1920s.[3]

Entrance to the tennis club.

Tennis club[edit]

The tennis club has 15 artificial grass tennis courts (8 floodlit), 15 grass and 2 indoor tennis courts, 4 squash courts, gym, air-conditioned studio, 20m swimming pool, steam and sauna, bar and restaurants, creche and beauty spa.[4]

Politics[edit]

The local political party is the St George's Hill Independents who are an independent political party.[5]

Residents[edit]

Former residents[edit]

Other private estates[edit]

There are other estates in Elmbridge:

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