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.


The hill was occupied by the Diggers in April 1649 who began to plant vegetables in common land. The Diggers occupied the hill for five months until they left following a court case. The summit of the hill has subsequently been occupied by the The Land is Ours group in 1995 and 1999.[1]


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]

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]


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


Former residents[edit]

Other private estates[edit]

There are other estates in Elmbridge: