Wisley


Wisley

infobox UK place
country = England
latitude= 51.3227
longitude= -0.4772
official_name= Wisley
map_type= Surrey
population = 204 [ [http://neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadTableView.do?a=7&b=800081&c=GU23+6QF&d=16&e=15&g=490387&i=1001x1003x1004&m=0&enc=1&dsFamilyId=779 Census data] ]
shire_district= Guildford
shire_county = Surrey
region= South East England
constituency_westminster= Mole Valley
post_town= Woking
postcode_district = GU23
postcode_area= GU
dial_code= 01932
os_grid_reference=TQ062592
Wisley, England is a small village in Surrey, between Cobham and Ripley. It is the home of the Royal Horticultural Society's Wisley Garden. The River Wey runs through the village.

Wisley gives its name to the nearby road intersection of the A3 London to Portsmouth trunk road and the London Orbital M25 motorway, Junction 10.

Wisley appears in Domesday Book of 1086 as "Wiselei". It was held by Osuuold (Oswold). Its domesday assets were: 1½ hides; 1 church, 1 mill worth 10s, 3 ploughs, 1 fishery worth 5d, convert|6|acre|m2 of meadow, woodland worth 6 hogs. It rendered £3. [ [http://www.gwp.enta.net/surrnames.htm Surrey Domesday Book] ] Wisley Church was built in 1150AD. [ [http://www.surreyplacesofworship.org.uk/visitors-detail.asp?ID=212 Wisley Church] ] There is a medieval church track running from Byfleet through Wisley to St Nicholas' Church, Pyrford. [ [http://www.leyhunt.fsnet.co.uk/lhunt84.htm Church tracks] ]

Amenities

Wisley Golf Club is located in the village, and has celebrity members including Tim Henman.

Wisley Airfield, actually located in the parish of Ockham, is situated next to the junction of the M25/A3 [ [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&t=k&ll=51.30717,-0.46207&spn=0.012046,0.02635&t=k Google Maps Location of Wisley Airfield] ] and has a 6691 foot (1.27 miles) runway.

In woodland near the village and around the M25/A3 junction, there are numerous cross-country mountain bike trails, as well as several highly regarded "secret" dirt jumping trails.

High temperatures

2004

On 5 September 2004, Wisley recorded a temperature of 29.2°C, beating 28.6°C, which was recorded in Cardiff.

2006 heatwave

On 19 July 2006 the hottest temperature ever recorded in the month of July in the United Kingdom was recorded at Wisley, 36.5 °C (97.7 °F). This broke the record of 36.0 °C recorded in Epsom, Surrey on 22 July 1911. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/5193486.stm BBC News Heatwave breaks record for July] ] The all-time United Kingdom record is 38.5 °C (101.3 °F) set near Faversham, Kent, on 10 August 2003. That day also saw Wisley's highest temperature of 37.8 °C (100.0 °F)

References

External links

* [http://jct001.mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/page5.html History of Wisley Airfield]
* [http://groups.msn.com/WisleyAirfield Wisley Airfield Website]
* [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=42991 'Parishes: Wisley'] "A History of the County of Surrey: Volume 3" (1911), pp. 378-81. Date accessed: 26 September 2007.


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