East Horsley

East Horsley

infobox UK place
country = England
latitude= 51.2613
longitude= -0.4337
official_name= East Horsley
map_type= Surrey
population = <8,000
shire_district= Guildford
shire_county = Surrey
region= South East England
constituency_westminster= Mole Valley
post_town= Leatherhead|postcode_district = KT24
postcode_area= KT |dial_code= 01483
os_grid_reference= TQ093525

East Horsley is a village in Surrey, England, on the A246 between Leatherhead and Guildford. Neighbouring villages are West Horsley, Ockham and Effingham. Horsley railway station lies on the New Guildford Line between Guildford and London Waterloo. The census area "Clandon and Horsley" has a population of 8,409. [ [http://neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadKeyFigures.do?a=7&b=5943001&c=KT24+6AA&d=14&e=16&g=490298&i=1001x1003x1004&m=0&enc=1 Census data] ]

East Horsley appears in Domesday Book of 1086 as "Horslei". It was held by Archbishop Lanfranc of Canterbury. Its domesday assets were: 3 hides and 1½ virgates; 8½ ploughs, woodland worth 50 hogs. It rendered £5. [ [http://www.gwp.enta.net/surrnames.htm Surrey Domesday Book] ]

East Horsley has one private primary school, Glenesk. There is a well-equipped amateur theatre called The Nomad Theatre which is behind the smaller of East Horsley's two rows of shops, Bishopsmead Parade. The theatre, largely financed by lottery grants from Arts Council England, opened in October 1998 with a production of Dylan Thomas's "Under Milk Wood". A larger row of shops is situated near the railway station.

The village has a large gothic mansion which was designed by Sir Charles Barry (designer of the Houses of Parliament). It was the home of Ada, Lady Lovelace (the poet Lord Byron's daughter) and later Sir Thomas Sopwith, the aviation pioneer. It was used in the television drama "The Stone Tape" as 'Taskerlands'.

East Horsley is the home of the tennis player Chris Eaton.


External links

* [http://www.verve-venues.com/business/horsleytowers/ The Official Horsley Towers Website]
* [http://www.horsleyec.org.uk/ Horsley Evangelical Church]

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