The emergence of Hinchley Wood as a community is owed entirely to the opening of Hinchley Wood Station in 1930 by Southern Railway between Surbiton and Claygate and the local builders who took advantage of this in a mini-housing boom.
Prior to this the area was an outpost of the Dittons, but suddenly between 1933 and 1934, 750 residents moved in, many of whom were London commuters, keen to take advantage of the fast, frequent electric train service to London. To cater for the new arrivals a parade of shops was built near the station and a new local pub and hotel, the Hinchley Wood Hotel.
Adding to the convenience of the railway, the improved road communications made possible by the Kingston by-pass also made the area popular.
Today the area remains popular with commuters and many new homes have been built on land which once housed government tax offices. Although Hinchley Wood no longer has a pub, nearby Esher has has many bars and restaurants as well as shops.
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