- Albury, Surrey
infobox UK place
country = England
static_image_caption=St Peter and St Paul Chapel in Albury Estate
population = 1,190
region= South East England
constituency_westminster= Mole Valley
postcode_district = GU5
Albury is a village and
civil parishin the borough of Guildford in Surrey, England, about four miles (6 km) south-east of Guildfordtown centre. The village is within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beautyand Site of Special Scientific Interest.
The village of Albury is in fact divided into a village and two hamlets, the village being Albury and the hamlets
Farley Greenand Little London, each separated by woods and heathland. The river Tillingbourneruns through the centre of the village and in the recent past fed the flour millat the Chilworth edge of the village, which has now given way to a small estate of houses.The small village offers one post officeand general shop and a pub, the Drummond Arms. Another pub the William IV in close by Little London dates back to the 16th century. Fishingis available in the stocked Albury Estate ponds.
Albury is on the south side of the
North Downsnear to the Silent Pool.
The parish of Albury has four churches:
* The parish church of
St Peterand St Paul
* The Barn church,
St Michael's in Farley Green
* The Saxon Church in Albury Park
Catholic Apostolic Churchat Sherbourne.
Albury village is next to Albury Estate which is an estate of convert|150|acre|km2; within it is the Saxon church, the mansion (now a retirement home), a few houses and what is left of the old village of Albury. The estate is owned by the
Duke of Northumberland. Albury Mansion was once home to the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland. The gardens were designed by Evelyn.
The village appears in the "
Domesday Book" as Eldeberie. It was held by Roger d'Abernon from Richard de Tonebrige. Its "Domesday" Assets were: 2½ hides, 1 church, 1 mill worth 5s, 8½ ploughs, convert|1|acre|m2|sing=on of meadow, woodland worth 30 hogs. It rendered (in total): £9. [ [http://www.gwp.enta.net/surrnames.htm Surrey "Domesday Book"] ]
Albury has one of the two active
landfillsites in Surrey; it only takes household waste. There is a landfill liaison committee which has been organised to work with SITAin an attempt to keep the villagers aware of all issues. This landfill generates revenue for Albury Estate which is owned by the Duke of Northumberland. Residents of the village remain surprised that permission was granted for a Landfill in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
* [http://www.guildford.gov.uk/GuildfordWeb/Council/ParishCouncils/Albury.htm Albury Parish Council]
* [http://www.albury.org.uk/aboutalbury/history.htm Albury History]
* [http://www.albury.org.uk/ Albury website]
* [http://www.alburysi.co.uk/ Albury S.I. Ltd Geotechnical and Environmental Specialists (Formerly based at the Old Mill)]
* [http://www.surreyproperty.com/shere-aerial-photographs.html Albury aerial photographs]
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