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HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS
IN
SURREY
MACMILLAN AND CO., Limited
LONDON · BOMBAY · CALCUTTA · MELBOURNE
THE MACMILLAN COMPANY
NEW YORK · BOSTON · CHICAGO · ATLANTA · SAN FRANCISCO
THE MACMILLAN CO. OF CANADA, Ltd.
TORONTO
High Street, Guildford. High Street, Guildford. Highways and Byways
IN Surrey
BY ERIC PARKER
WITH · ILLUSTRATIONS · BY
HUGH THOMSON


MACMILLAN AND CO., LIMITED
ST. MARTIN'S STREET, LONDON
1909
Richard Clay and Sons, Limited,
BREAD STREET HILL, E.C., AND
BUNGAY, SUFFOLK.
First Edition, 1908
Reprinted, 1909 PREFACE
A preface ought not to contain an apology. But mine must contain at least an explanation, if only of omissions. The
Highways and Byways of Surrey belong not to one county or to one period of time, ...

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The Project Gutenberg eBook of Highways and Byways in Surrey, by Eric Parker, Illustrated by Hugh Thomson
This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: Highways and Byways in Surrey Author: Eric Parker Release Date: February 12, 2009 [eBook #28057] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 ***START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS IN SURREY*** E-text prepared by Colin Bell, Jane Hyland, Internet Archive (Canadian Libraries), and the Project Gutenberg Online Distributed Proofreading Team (http://www.pgdp.net)
HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS IN SURREY
MACMILLAN AND CO., Limited
LONDON · BOMBAY· CALCUTTA · MELBOURNE
THE MACMILLAN COMPANY
NEW YORK · BOSTON · CHICAGO · ATLANTA · SAN FRANCISCO
THE MACMILLAN CO. OF CANADA, Ltd.
TORONTO
High Street, Guildford.High Street, Guildford.
Highways and Byways IN
Surrey
BY ERIC PARKER
WITH · ILLUSTRATIONS · BY
HUGH THOMSON
MACMILLAN AND CO., LIMITED
ST. MARTIN'S STREET, LONDON
1909
Richard Clay and Sons, Limited, BREAD STREET HILL, E.C., AND BUNGAY, SUFFOLK.
First Edition, 1908 Reprinted, 1909
PREFACE A preface ought not to contain an apology. But mine must contain at least an explanation, if only of omissions. The Highways and Byways of Surrey belong not to one county or to one period of time, but to two different ages, and, to-day, to two counties. London has made the difference. What was Surrey country a hundred years ago has been gathered into the network of London streets, and belongs, in the mind and on the map, to London. Almost for ten miles south of the London Thames the old Surrey countryside has disappeared, and the disappearance has left the writer of a book of Surrey Highways a difficult choice. It would have been easy to fill a large part of the book with the Surrey of the past, the Surrey of Southwark, and the great church of St. Mary Overie, and of Lambeth Palace and the Archbishops, of Vauxhall, and the Paris Gardens, and the Bankside where Shakespeare brought out his plays. But it is not easy to write anything new of any part of Surrey, and of that part I could have written nothing new at all. So that it seemed best to leave the Surrey that has disappeared to writers who have dealt with its history far more adequately than I could, and to choose for the Highways and Byways of this book only those which still run through open country and through country villages and towns. That is the Surrey of to-day.
The general plan of the book is simple. I have entered the county from the west at Farnham, with the old Way along the chalk ridge, and I leave it by Titsey on the east. Of course, not all the Surrey villages belong to the ridge, though the chief towns lie along it. Other villages set themselves along the banks of the two Surrey rivers, the Wey and the Mole, and there are separate little groups like the villages of the Fold country, or on the plateaux of the Downs round Epsom, or between Chertsey and Windsor on the Thames. These group themselves in their own chapters. But the main progress of the book is the trend of the great Surrey highway. As to following the book through its chapters from west to east, Surrey is threaded by such a net of railways that the deliberate choosing of a route, with definite centres and points of departure, is unnecessary. But those who believe that the best way to see any country is to walk through it will find that, as a general rule, the book and its chapters are divided, sometimes naturally, sometimes perhaps a little perversely, into the compass of a day's walking. My own plan has been simple enough: it has been to set out in the morning and walk till it was dark, and then take the train back to where I came from. Others will be able to plan far more comprehensive journeys by motor-car, or by bicycling, or on horseback—though not many, perhaps, ride horses by Surrey roads to-day. But only by walking would it be possible to explore much of the country. You would never, except by walking, come at the meaning or read the story of the ancient Way, or the Pilgrims' Road that follows it; only on foot can you climb the hills as you please, or follow the path where it chooses to take you. It is only by walking that you will get to the best of the Thursley heather, or the Bagshot pines and gorse, or the whortleberries in the wind on Leith Hill, or the primroses of the Fold country, or the birds that call through the quiet of the Wey Canal—though there, too, you may take a boat; it is one of the prettiest of the byways. The walker through Surrey sees the best; the others see not much more than the road and what stands on the road.
The omission, or rather neglect, of Surrey in London is deliberate. There must be many other omissions, I fear, which are not. For pointing out some of them, and for suggesting alterations and additions, I have to thank my friend Mr. Anthony Collett, who has kindly looked through my proofs. I should like also to be the first to thank Mr. Hugh Thomson for the pleasure and the help of his charming sketches.
Weybridge,October, 1908
NOTE TO THE SECOND EDITION
ERIC PARKER.
I have made several additions to the second edition of this book, and, I hope, have corrected some mistakes. I am greatly indebted to reviewers who have pointed out errors and omissions, and to correspondents who have kindly written to me. June, 1909.E.P.
CONTENTS
CHAPTER ITHE PILGRIMS' WAY CHAPTER IIFARNHAM CHAPTER IIIFRENSHAM AND TILFORD CHAPTER IVWAVERLEY ABBEY AND MOOR PARK CHAPTER VTHE HOG'S BACK CHAPTER VIGUILDFORD CHAPTER VIIGUILDFORD'S ENVIRONS CHAPTER VIIISHALFORD AND WONERSH
1 14 30 43 55 64 85 95 CHAPTER IXTHE VILLAGES OF THE TILLINGBOURNE 101 115 126 139 153 163 173 179 190 200 209 217 235 244 250 259 270 280 287 296 308 316 328 335 344 357 365 373 380 389 401 414 424 432 441
CHAPTER XGUILDFORD TO LEATHERHEAD CHAPTER XIGODALMING CHAPTER XIIHASLEMERE AND HINDHEAD CHAPTER XIIITHURSLEY AND THE MOORS CHAPTER XIVTHE FOLD COUNTRY CHAPTER XVCRANLEIGH AND EWHURST CHAPTER XVICHERTSEY CHAPTER XVIIWEYBRIDGE CHAPTER XVIIINORTH TO RUNEMEDE CHAPTER XIXCHOBHAM AND BISLEY CHAPTER XXTHE WEY VILLAGES CHAPTER XXIRICHMOND AND KEW CHAPTER XXIIKINGSTON CHAPTER XXIIITHE DITTONS AND WALTON CHAPTER XXIVEPSOM CHAPTER XXVAND COMMONSMID-SURREY DOWNS CHAPTER XXVILEATHERHEAD CHAPTER XXVIISTOKE D'ABERNON CHAPTER XXVIIILEATHERHEAD TO DORKING CHAPTER XXIXDORKING CHAPTER XXXWOTTON AND LEITH HILL CHAPTER XXXIDORKING TO REIGATE CHAPTER XXXIIUNDER LEITH HILL CHAPTER XXXIIIREIGATE CHAPTER XXXIVCROYDON CHAPTER XXXVBEDDINGTON AND CARSHALTON CHAPTER XXXVICHALDON TO THE DOWNS CHAPTER XXXVIIHORLEY AND CHARLWOOD CHAPTER XXXVIIIGODSTONE AND BLETCHINGLEY CHAPTER XXXIXLINGFIELD AND CROWHURST CHAPTER XLOXTED AND LIMPSFIELD CHAPTER XLIDULWICH TO WIMBLEDON CHAPTER XLIISIDETHE SURREY INDEX
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
 PAGE HIGH STREET, GUILDFORDFrontispiece ALONG THE CHALK RIDGE.—LEITH HILL IN THE DISTANCE3 THE HOG'S BACK4 COMING IN TO PUTTENHAM8 BY SLIPSHOE LANE TO THE RED CROSS INN, REIGATE12 LOOKING TOWARDS FARNHAM FROM THURSLEY COMMON15 FARNHAM CASTLE FROM THE HIGH STREET17 COBBETT'S BIRTHPLACE AT FARNHAM22 WEYDON MILL, FARNHAM24 OASTHOUSES NEAR FARNHAM26 IN FARNHAM CHURCHYARD28 FRENSHAM POND30 PIERREPONT HOUSE AND BRIDGE31 BESIDE FRENSHAM POND32 FRENSHAM POND HOTEL33 FRENSHAM POND34 THE DEVIL'S JUMPS, BEYOND FRENSHAM POND35 THE DEVIL'S JUMPS, FROM FRENSHAM COMMON36 BRIDGE AT TILFORD37 BETWEEN TILFORD AND ELSTEAD39 THE KING'S OAK, TILFORD41 MOOR PARK44 STELLA'S COTTAGE46 IN MOOR PARK47 WAVERLEY ABBEY49 WAVERLEY ABBEY50 IN THE GROUNDS, WAVERLEY ABBEY51 CROOKSBURY HILL AND FRENSHAM LITTLE POND, FROM FRENSHAM COMMON53 A DIP IN THE HOG'S BACK55 TONGHAM CHURCH, WITH WOODEN TOWER FOR BELLS56 SEALE58 WANBOROUGH CHURCH61 BARN AT WANBOROUGH62 THE CASTLE GATE, GUILDFORD67 ABBOT'S HOSPITAL, GUILDFORD73 ST. MARY'S CHURCH, GUILDFORD77 ST. CATHERINE'S CHAPEL89 ST. MARTHA'S CHAPEL92 SHALFORD96 CHIMNEYS, ALBURY106 FIREPLACE IN THE WHITE HORSE, SHERE109 SHERE CHURCH111 SHERE112 GOMSHALL114 MERROW116 SLYFIELD PLACE124 ON THE WAY TO GODALMING FROM HASLEMERE127 THE TOWN HALL, GODALMING128 TIMBERED HOUSE IN THE MARKET PLACE, GODALMING129 CHURCH STREET, GODALMING133 EASHING135 BETWEEN ELSTEAD AND PEPERHAROW137 VIEW FROM HINDHEAD139
HASLEMERE A PORCH AT HASLEMERE CHURCH BROOKBANK COTTAGE, SHOTTERMILL THE DEVIL'S PUNCH BOWL, FROM GIBBET HILL THE POST OFFICE, CHURT THE RED LION, THURSLEY INTERIOR OF THURSLEY CHURCH THURSLEY ELSTEAD WITLEY THE WHITE HART, WITLEY A CORNER IN THE WHITE HART, WITLEY, KNOWN AS GEORGE ELIOT'S CORNER A SURREY BYWAY THE CROWN INN, CHIDDINGFOLD ROCK HILL, HAMBLEDON BLACK DOWN, FROM HAMBLEDON AT EWHURST CHERTSEY CHERTSEY BRIDGE COWLEY'S COTTAGE, CHERTSEY A BYWAY NEAR WEYBRIDGE WEYBRIDGE RUINS AT VIRGINIA WATER ENTERING EGHAM THORPE THE CROUCH OAK, ADDLESTONE HORSELL CHURCH VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, WOKING THE VILLAGE STREET, RIPLEY TREES ON THE GREEN, RIPLEY PRIEST'S DOOR AND NORMAN CHANCEL, RIPLEY CHURCH OCKHAM CHURCH NEWARK PRIORY MILL ON THE WEY, BETWEEN PYRFORD AND RIPLEY PYRFORD CHURCH WISLEY CHURCH RICHMOND BRIDGE THE THAMES FROM RICHMOND HILL PALACE YARD, RICHMOND RICHMOND HILL KEW CHURCH KINGSTON KINGSTON BRIDGE THE SWAN, THAMES DITTON WALTON CHURCH EPSOM A QUIET CORNER IN WITLEY WOLSEY'S TOWER, ESHER LEATHERHEAD YE OLDE RUNNING HORSE INN, LEATHERHEAD THE MOLE AT SLYFIELD PLACE STOKE D'ABERNON CHURCH YE OLD CHURCH STILE HOUSE, COBHAM, A.D. 1432, RESTORED 1635 BRIDGE OVER THE MOLE, COBHAM MICKLEHAM CHURCH CEDARS AT JUNIPER HALL VIEW OF BOX HILL, MISTY DAY
140 142 146 151 152 153 154 155 158 159 160 162 166 169 170 172 175 179 181 183 190 192 201 205 207 208 217 220 223 224 225 226 228 230 232 233 236 238 239 241 243 245 246 250 256 259 269 276 281 282 287 291 293 295 297 302 307
DORKING DORKING THE WHITE HORSE, DORKING WOTTON HOUSE CROSSWAYS FARMHOUSE, ABINGER FRIDAY STREET AMONG THE PINES LOOKING TOWARDS DORKING FROM WESTCOTT THE RED LION, BETCHWORTH BUCKLAND THE ROMAN ROAD AT OCKLEY NEWDIGATE CHURCH REIGATE A REIGATE BYWAY PARK LANE, NEAR REIGATE REIGATE HEATH VIEW FROM NEAR REIGATE WHITGIFT'S HOSPITAL, CROYDON SUTTON THE SIX BELLS INN, HORLEY THE WINDMILLS AT OUTWOOD CHARLWOOD GODSTONE OLD TIMBERED HOUSE NEAR BLETCHINGLEY BLETCHINGLEY NUTFIELD CHURCH LINGFIELD THE VILLAGE CAGE, LINGFIELD CROWHURST CHURCH AND THE OLD YEW THE FARMHOUSE OPPOSITE CROWHURST CHURCH CROWHURST PLACE THE BRIDGE OVER THE MOAT, CROWHURST PLACE TANDRIDGE CHURCH A STREET IN OXTED OXTED CHURCH THE GOLF HOUSE AND WINDMILL, WIMBLEDON COMMON MAP OF THE COUNTY OF SURREY
308 310 312 318 321 323 325 328 331 333 335 342 345 346 347 349 353 359 371 381 384 386 389 392 394 399 401 402 409 410 411 412 415 417 418 429
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