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Bradshaw’s Guide


The church contains tombs of Abbot John, of Chertsey, and Sir J. Denham, father of the poet. In the vicinity are Egham Lodge, seat of J. Dobinson, Esq.: Kingswood Lodge, Mrs. Read. Runnymede (½ mile), memorable as the Council Meadow, where the English Barons compelled King John to sign the Magna Charta on Trinity Monday, 15th June, 1215. Runnymede House, seat of N. Reid, Esq.; Cooper’s Hill, so beautifully described by the poet Denham.

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