Visit Chorleywood and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Chorleywood, Hertfordshire, has a population of 9,200. Having good transport links by rail to Charing Cross in London and the M25 it has become an etablished part of the London commuter belt.
Chorleywood West, in an official government survey, was found to be the neighbourhood in England with the highest quality of life.
In the early 1960s, researchers at the British Baking Industries Research Association in Chorleywood improved upon an earlier American bread making process. This resulted in the Chorleywood Bread Process, which is now used in over 80% of commercial bread production throughout the world.
Chorleywood has a long history of human settlement:
- dating to the Paleolithic era, when the plentiful flint supply led to swift development of tools by early man
- the Romans built a small village on the ancient site, complete with a mill and brewery
- Saxon settlers in 'Cerola Leah' (meaning a meadow in a clearing) led to Chorleywood being an important town.
- Edward the Confessor gave the town of Chorleywood to the Monastery of St Albans.
- by the thirteenth century, it was known as 'Bosco de Cherle' or 'Churl's Wood', Norman for 'Peasant's Wood'.
- upon the Reformation, it passed to the Bishopric of London, being renamed 'Charleywoode'
- it became Crown property during the reign of Elizabeth I
- the boom in the paper and printing industries brought prosperity in the 19th Century
The town has expanded in the past 100 years, due in the first instance to the extension of the Metropolitan line of the London Undergroundto Chorleywood in 1889. Junction 18 of the M25 motorway, with the A404, is at Chorleywood. Chorleywood station is in Zone B on the Metropolitan line, situated between Chalfont and Latimer and Rickmansworth. The majority of trains passing through Chorleywood are operated by London Underground, but the station is also a stop for Chiltern Railways services running between Marylebone and Aylesbury stations.
Twin town: Dardilly, France
Nearby villages: Chenies, Latimer, Sarratt, Maple Cross, Chipperfield, Flaunden, Botley, Bovingdon, Whelpley Hill
Nearby towns: Rickmansworth, The Chalfonts, Amersham, Chesham, Watford, Hemel Hempstead.
Have you decided to visit Chorleywood or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Chorleywood bed and breakfast (a Chorleywood B&B or Chorleywood b and b)
- a Chorleywood guesthouse
- a Chorleywood hotel (or motel)
- a Chorleywood self-catering establishment, or
- other Chorleywood accommodation