Guide to Thorpe
Characterised by winding roads bordered by hedges and tall brick walls, the historic Surrey village of Thorpe oozes character.
Despite its rural feel and surrounding green spaces, Thorpe boasts good transport connections. Junction 13 of the M25 is just four miles away, Heathrow is a seven-mile drive, and central London can be reached in around 40 minutes by train from Egham.
Evidence of Bronze and Iron Age developments have been found in the area, while the Romans are also known to have settled in Thorpe. Today, the village is home to 28 listed buildings, including a picturesque 16th century cottage, the 17th century St Mary’s Church and the ornate Thorpe House, built largely in the 18th century but with some earlier features.
Historically, Thorpe has had little in the way of major industry, leaving the village reliant on the neighbouring towns of Chertsey, Egham and Virginia Water for many of its jobs and services.
However, the opening of the nearby Thorpe Park – one of the UK’s largest theme parks – in 1979 brought a host of new jobs to the area; the attraction is now the village’s most important landowner.
Other big local employers include numerous golf resorts, such as the distinguished Wentworth Club, and the prestigious American School In England. Maranello Concessionaires, the UK distributor of supercar manufacturer Ferrari, has a unit at Thorpe Industrial Estate.
Looking for estate agents in Thorpe? Choose Chancellors
Chancellors Estate Agents’ Staines branch services the Thorpe area, and has many wonderful properties for sale and for let in and around the village. Call in six days a week – between Monday and Saturday – to find out more about buying and selling houses in Thorpe.