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Guide to Wraysbury

Surrounded by reservoirs, lakes and the River Thames, Wraysbury is renowned for its scenery and wealth of outdoor activities. Yet despite its community feel and leafy environs, the village is just 45 minutes from London Waterloo by rail, making property in Wraysbury particularly popular among commuters.

 

Despite its diminutive size, the village has a long and fascinating history. Evidence of a neolithic settlement has been found in the area, while one of the UK’s 50 oldest trees – the Ankerwycke Yew – can be seen near the ruins of St Mary’s Priory. At around 2,000 years old, the tree has a girth of 8 metres.

 

Even more intriguing, nearby Magna Carta Island is believed by many to be the site where the great charter itself was originally sealed.

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The village high street is dotted with historic buildings, including the Victorian-era former post office and general store, and the Perseverance public house.

 

Regardless of its fascinating past, Wraysbury is perhaps most notable today for its surrounding green space. The area was formerly home to several large gravel pits, which have been transformed into lakes and ponds. As well as bringing abundant wildlife to the village, this has made Wraysbury a popular walking spot.

 

This natural beauty, coupled with its charming character, has attracted several celebrity residents. The likes of singer-songwriter David Gilmour, musician Gary Numan and renowned architect Gordon Cullen have all lived in Wraysbury down the years.

 

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Chancellors Estate Agents’ Staines branch services the Wraysbury 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 Wraysbury.