Cobham Conservation and Heritage Trust

Cobham Heritage Blue Plaques

Blue Plaque - Crown InnCobham Heritage has an ongoing project to erect blue plaques to identify buildings or sites which have an important historical significance. Please see the list and map below which shows the location of the Blue Plaques erected to date.

If you would like to suggest a building or site in the Cobham area which you think has an important historical significance, please contact us with your nomination and details of why it deserves a blue plaque by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  Name                  Address                Inscription
1 Crown Inn High Street,
Cobham
Here stood the Crown Inn, demolished c.1913. The adjoining footpath, which was called Crown Alley, was originally a track leading into Church Field, one of Cobham's open fields in medieval times.
2 Overbye Church Street,
Cobham
Here lived the Arts and Crafts architect Leonard Martin, F.R.I.B.A (1869-1936). He enlarged this house and restored and enlarged several properties in Church Street including Pyports, Church Stile House and St Bridget's. He also designed Homestead and Beech House.
3 Pyports Downside Bridge Road,
Cobham
Captain Sir William Hoste (1780-1828) known as "the young Nelson". Mark Currie (1759-1835) Banker and Distiller. Samuel Wesley Bradnack (1818-1895) Methodist School Master and Revivalist. Vernon Lushington (1832-1912) Lawyer, Positivist and friend of the Pre-Raphaelites. His Daughter Kitty was Virginia Woolf's "Mrs Dalloway".
4 Fox and Hounds High Street,
Cobham
The Fox and Hounds public house, a well know cobham landmark, stood adjacent to this spot for over a hundred years until it was demolished circa 1960.
5 William Watts Church Cottage, Downside Bridge Road,
Cobham
William Watts. renowned artist and engraver lived here. 1814 - 1851
6 Matthew Arnold Matthew Arnold Close, Cobham Matthew Arnold - Here stood Painshill Cottage home from 1873 to 1888 of Matthew Arnold, distinguished poet, educationalist and literary, social and religious critic.
 7 Sir Thomas Sopwith Compton House, Fairmile Park Road. Cobham Sir Thomas Sopwith - From 1914 to 1920, Sir Thomas Sopwith (1888 to 1989) lived here. Pioneer aviator & yachtsman and founder of the Sopwith School of Flying and Sopwith Aviation at Brooklands.

If you would like to suggest a building or site in the Cobham area which you think has an important historical significance, please contact us with your nomination and details of why it deserves a blue plaque by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click on the icons to identify each plaque and zoom into the map with the mouse wheel or click the + or - signs.

24 Aug
Cobham Farmers Market
24 Aug 2019 9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Fresh produce farmers market held in Hollyhedge Road, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 3DG (4th Saturday of each month)

1 Sep
Cobham Heritage Litter Pick - Cobham
01 Sep 2019 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Please join us on Sunday 1 September 2019 at 2pm, meeting on the corner of Church Street and the High Street in Cobham.

Please bring gloves and we will supply high-viz jackets, rubbish bags and litter pickers.

8 Sep
Cobham Mill Open Day
08 Sep 2019 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The mill is open on the second Sunday of the month from April to October 2pm–5pm. The milling of corn is carried out during these openings, and a short video presentation about the mill and its restoration is shown at intervals.

Become a Volunteer with Cobham Heritage

The Cobham Conservation and Heritage Trust is a local charity which relies on vounteers to help run the Trust, promote local history and conservation issues and organise fund raising events such as our annual Cobham Heritage Day. If you think you might like to join us, visit our Volunteer Vacancies page to find out which roles you might like to get involved with. We always try to make it fun.


Queens Award for Voluntary Service

Riverhill Greenflag Award

Green Flag Award

Open Spaces Award

Open Spaces Award