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Guide to Laleham

The charming Thames-side village of Laleham in Surrey is characterised by its many charming historic buildings and tranquil leafy streets.


Despite its idyllic rural setting, Laleham is located just a short drive from three motorway junctions and 1.5 miles from Staines; trains from the nearby town reach London Waterloo in a little over an hour.


Demonstrating its lengthy history, the village appears in charters dating back to the 10th century CE and is also named in the Domesday Book of 1086. The parish church was originally constructed in the 12th century, although it was largely rebuilt in 1600 and its striking tower was erected in 1780.

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While diminutive in size, Laleham is home to 25 listed buildings. These include Church Farmhouse, built in the early 17th century and once owned by the mysterious Lord Lucan, whose disappearance in 1974 captivated the public imagination.


Laleham House – a Grade II listed property built in the early 19th century – was converted into apartments in the 1980s, having previously been home to Maria II of Portugal during her visit to England.


Today, Laleham’s proximity to the Queen Mary Reservoir makes it a popular spot among sailing enthusiasts. The surrounding greenbelt land and woods are an ideal place for walking, while several sports fields – including the Staines and Laleham Sports Ground – can be found to the north of the village.


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