Cobham is a town in the Borough of Elmbridge in Surrey, England, about 20 miles (32 km) south-west of central London; and 5 miles (8.0 km) north of Leatherhead. Elmbridge.....Cobham is an ancient settlement whose origins can be traced back through Roman times to the Iron Age. Cobham lay within the Saxon administrative district of Elmbridge hundred.
Cobham appears in Domesday Book as Covenham. It was held by Chertsey Abbey. Its domesday assets were: 12½ hides; 3 mills worth 13s 4d, 10 ploughs, 1-acre (4,000 m2) of meadow, woodland worth 40 hogs. It rendered £14. Coveham or Covenham which is thought to mean a settlement in the curve of a river. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cobham,_Surrey