Holmwood  Surrey


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Holmwood like this:

HOLMWOOD, a tything in Dorking parish, and a chapelry in Dorking and Capel parishes, Surrey; on the Dorking and Horsham railway, 2 miles S of Dorking. They have a post office under Dorking, and a r. station. The chapelry was constituted in 1839. Pop. in 1861, 1, 211. Houses, 240. Pop. of the Dorking portion, 1, 061. ...

Houses, 211. Holmwood common was anciently a chase of the Earls of Warrene; was noted, in holly bushes; and has pleasant and varied views. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £120.* Patron, the Bishop of Winchester. The church was built in 1838; was afterwards altered and enlarged; acquired a new S aisle in 1862; and contains monuments of the Larpents and the Cazalets.

Holmwood through time

Holmwood is now part of Mole Valley district. Click here for graphs and data of how Mole Valley has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Holmwood itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Holmwood, in Mole Valley and Surrey | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 18th January 2020

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