Walton-on-Thames in 1842
Walton-on-Thames in Elmbridge hundred, on the south bank of the Thames, about 4 or 5 miles west of Kingston. The population in 1831 was 2,035. It is near the line of the London and South-Eastern Railway. It has a number of handsome villas and mansions, among which are Oatlands, the residence of the late duke of York. There is a church of considerable antiquity, and an Independent chapel. South-east from Walton, on the Portsmouth road, is Esher, near which is Claremont House and park, the residence of the late princess Charlotte of Wales, who died there.