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Its Domesday assets were: 10 hides; 1 church, 1 chapel, 16 ploughs, 10 acres (4.0 ha) of meadow, woodland worth 130 hogs. It is dedicated to St Lawrence, who was martyred in Rome in 258.
John Ardern held land in Chobham in 1331 and in 1540 this was held by John Danaster 'seized of the manor', baron of the Exchequer, his heiress daughter married a son of the wealthy Sir Edward Bray of Shere, a name later significant in local events and architecture.Later they were restored, and in 1606 sold to Francis Leigh.The Cope, Hale and Henn families held the lands until 1681. In 1758, his daughter and heiress married Sir George Warren, and in 1777 their daughter married Thomas Bulkeley, 7th Viscount Bulkeley.In 1648 this house's predecessor was the property of Edward Bray, a descendant of the Shiere family, who paid composition for his estate as a Royalist.It belonged to the manor of Aden (locally always pronounced Ardern) linked to Worplesdon but was not the manor house.Chobham has a wide range of outlying businesses, particularly plant growing and selling businesses, science/technology and restaurants.
Chobham has no railway line; it is approximately midway between London-terminating services at Woking and Sunningdale, just under 5 miles (8.0 km) away.
During mediaeval times, Chobham remained part of the Chertsey Abbey estates.
As across the whole hundred which he dominated, the power of the Abbot of Chertsey was considerable.
The village lay within the Godley hundred, a Saxon administrative area.
Chobham appears in Domesday Book as Cebeham held by Chertsey Abbey, as it was at the time of the conquest, with interests also acquired by the time of its survey, 1086, by two minor Norman figures, possibly bishops, Corbelin and Odin. Its earliest parts date from about 1080 although there may have been an earlier church on the site.
Chobham became known for the development represented by its tank factory and testing ground, producing Chobham armour. 1% of the population at the 2011 census (15 people) were employed in agriculture, forestry and fishing sector in 2011.