Capstans Wharf is situated near the centre of St John's Village in the Borough of Woking, Surrey, it occupies the Site on the left bank of the Basingstoke Canal formerly used for the Public House known as "The Prince of Wales". The name Capstans Wharf has no real significance as it was created after the name used during the development "Sherwood Lock" which was presumably thought appropriate as the site is off Robin Hood Road. However "Sherwood Lock" was turned down by the Council after the formation of the Management Company which all property Owners are Members of. If any name is correct is should be Kiln Wharf as the Canal Bridge has been known as Kiln Bridge since it was built.
The land was the subject of repeated Planning Permission Applications between 1983 and 1989 before it was developed in 1993 by Wimpey Homes Holding Limited, the Development then consisted of 41 Properties
A Terrace of 7 "Carey" 2 bedroom Houses parallel to the Basingstoke Canal (#29-#35)
A Terrace of 6 "Teme" 2 Bedroom Houses running away from the Canal (#23-#28)
3 Blocks of Apartments consisting 5 staircases leading to ~
2 "Penthouse" Apartments 2 Bedrooms (#5 & #10)
13 Apartments with 2 Bedrooms
13 Apartments with 1 Bedroom
The Properties were offered with a "Home Pack" consisting of choice of Colours for Kitchen and Bathroom Suites; a Range of Carpet, Curtain and Window Blind Choices; Cooker; Cooker Hood; Washing Machine/Drier; Fridge Freezer, additionally for the Apartments a Tiled Shower enclosure with Pumped Shower was added. First time buyers were offered Free Legal Fees and the developer paid the Stamp duty.
All the apartments are leased (999 years) from the Management Company "Sherwood Lock Management Company" #2822682 Incorporated on 28th May 1993, for details of Current Directors please check the "residents" page