The centre of Walton on Thames is based on the historic road junction of Church Street and Bridge Street.
The area also includes the historic parish church of St. Mary, which dates from the 12th century, and parts of Bridge Street and Thames Street where much small-scale development remains and enhances the local character. Like Thames Ditton, Walton is a riverside settlement that turns its back to the nearby river Thames.
Click here to see the catalogue of the St Mary’s, Walton on Thames, Civil Parish Records (1681-1932) held at the Surrey History Centre.
Between the river and the town centre there are buildings of note including the old Manor House that dates from between 1430 and 1460.
John Bradshaw, the Lord President, who was responsible for the trials of King Charles I, at one time occupied it.
The riverside buildings are mostly of the 19th century and River House, the Anglers Public House and the boathouse are familiar landmarks on the Thames. They all contribute to the character of this part of Walton. Thames Cottage has associations with the Walton-Halliford Ferry, which operated between 1700 and 1750.