Egham Conservation Area (designated on 22 April 1993)
Egham High Street formed part of the main road from London to the south west for many centuries, and at one time was an important staging post for horse drawn coaches. Consequently the High Street has a rich and varied townscape quality with buildings from a number of periods. These include The Red Lion whose origins date back to the 16th Century, the 18th century Literary Institute and the Church of St John the Baptist which dates from the early 19th century.
The 19th century was a time of expansion in Egham with the coming of the railway, the development of the residential area to the north of the High Street and many fine individual buildings including the country's first labour exchange.
The small scale of the buildings, the historic line of the High Street and the townscape quality created by the older buildings and mature trees give Egham its unique character which designation as a conservation area seeks to preserve and enhance.