Independent Financial Advice Surrey

North Surrey is a popular place for London commuters to live. The chatsworth practice provides wealth management advice to many clients in and around many of the market towns of North Surrey. Given the relative wealth of the area, many residents look for local independent financial advisers in Surrey.


Surrey is a county in south-east England to the south of London. Surrey is well known for being a lovely place to live with a high proportion of woodland, golf courses and horseracing.
Guildford is regarded as the largest county town.
History of Surrey.
Before Roman times the area known as Surrey was probably largely occupied by the Atrebates tribe centred in Silchester in Hampshire. They are can known to have controlled the southern bank of the Thames. During the Roman occupation, the largest populated area of Surrey was the London suburb of Southwark. Smaller conurbations existed in Staines, Ewell, Dorking, Croydon and Kingston upon Thames. A number of names of areas in Surrey were based on Anglo-Saxon tribes. Godhelmingas around Godalming and the Woccingas between Woking and Wokingham. Surrey is derived from the word Subrige which means southern region of Anglo-Saxon England.

We understand Surrey was absorbed into Wessex in 825 A.D. When Christianity dominated England, Surrey was part of the East Saxon dioceses of London. It was later moved to the West Saxon dioceses of Winchester.
Kingston upon Thames was the scene for the coronations ofAEthelstan and Aethelred the Unready in 928 and 978 respectively.
According to the Domesday book, the largest landowners in Surrey were Chertsey Abbey and Harold Godwinson the Earl of Wessex who later became King.
Following the invasion of William the Conqueror, King William II granted William De Warenne the title of Earl of Surrey. When the male line of the Warrenes became extinct in the 14th century this past to the earls of Aaron Bill. It later passed to the Howard family who still hold it.
Guildford Castle was built by the Normans. Farnham Castle was built during the 12th century as a residence of the Bishop of Winchester. The Magna Carta was issued in 1215 at Runnymede near Egham. Guildford Castle later became one of the favourite residences of King Henry III who extended the Palace.
Surrey had little political or economic significance in the Middle Ages. In the late Middle Ages, its economy was focused on the production of woollen cloth. It was an early centre of English textile manufacturing benefiting from the presence of deposits of Fullers Earth. The industry in Surrey was focused on Guildford.
Under early Tudor kings, Royal palaces were constructed close to London. At Richmond an existing Royal residence was weak rebuilt under King Henry VII. Spectacular palaces were also built at Nobsuch and Ewell.
Southwark expanded rapidly in the 1500s and by 1600 was alone the second largest urban area of England behind London. Parts of it became the principal entertainment district. Bankside was the scene of the golden age of Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre. With work of playwrights including William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, Ben Johnson & Johnson Webster performed in its Playhouse.
This one of the principal residences of the British monarchy in the 18th century was Kew Palace in North Surrey until recently. Surrey other than its north-eastern corner was quite sparsely populated. Improved communications and transport links lead to more people living in Surrey and working in London.

Commuter towns.

Epsom-Epsom has many detached and semi-detached houses in leafy residential roads including Edwardian houses and some Georgian homes built when Epsom was a popular spa town. Epsom is a family friendly commuter town. Trains from Epsom station run to Waterloo via Vauxhall in around 40 minutes and to Victoria via Clapham Junction in around 45 minutes. We can provide and Independent Financial Adviser in Epsom

Woking-Woking as a town has seen significant redevelopment in recent years with ongoing works and further plans for regeneration. The south side of Woking is a particular popular place to look for a house. Woking is one of the best commute times. Trains from Woking station into London Waterloo take just 23 minutes. Woking also has easy access to the M3 and M25 motorways. The Chatsworth practice provides Independent Financial Advice in Woking.

Dorking. Dorking is further out than other traditional commuter towns and benefits from being surrounded by the Surrey Hills. There are good private schools in the vicinity and good shopping centres. Property for sale in Dorking varies in style and age raising ranging from listed Victorian manor houses to Edwardian arts and crafts period properties. Dorking has three train stations operating services to various destinations. Dorking station offers direct train services to London Victoria and London Waterloo in just under an hour.