Waverley, Surrey


Waverley, Surrey

Waverley is a local government district with borough status in Surrey, England. The borough's headquarters are in the town of Godalming, although the largest town is Farnham. The borough's other town is Haslemere, which has about the same population as the village of Cranleigh.

Waverley neighbours the boroughs of Guildford and Mole Valley in Surrey, and the counties of West Sussex and Hampshire. The borough is named after Waverley Abbey, near Farnham, the earliest Cistercian monastery in Britain. The borough also contains Blackheath Common an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Waverley is a Wealden borough, bounded to the north by the Hog's Back section of the North Downs. It is one of the most heavily wooded boroughs in England. It takes its name from Waverley Abbey, whose ruins are within the district (unlike local wandering side Waverley Cricket Club, who are named after the Waverley Arms pub in Farnham and who have used the name since 1952 [ [http://www.waverleycricketclub.co.uk Waverley Cricket Club official website] ] ).

It was recently voted, in a Channel 4 poll, the 4th best place to live in the UK [http://www.channel4.com/4homes/on-tv/best-and-worst/waverley-4th-best-place-to-live-in-the-uk-08-06-03_p_1.html] .

Politics

The district was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, by a merger of the municipal borough of Godalming, with Farnham and Haslemere urban districts and Hambledon Rural District.

The 3 May 2007 borough elections produced 51 Conservative seats, 3 Liberal Democrat seats and 3 Independent. [ [http://www.waverley.gov.uk/elections/ Waverley borough election results] retrieved 4/5/07]

Twinning

*flagicon|Germany Mayen-Koblenz in Germany dates from 1977. [ [http://www.waverley.gov.uk/communications/twinning.asp Waverley twinning info] ]

Civil parishes

Waverley is entirely divided into civil parishes. [ [http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/sccwebsite/sccwspages.nsf/LookupWebPagesByTITLE_RTF/Parishes+by+district?opendocument#Elmbridge Surrey Council] ]
*Alfold
*Bramley
*Busbridge
*Chiddingfold
*Churt
*Cranleigh
*Dockenfield
*Dunsfold
*Elstead
*Ewhurst
*Farnham
*Frensham
*Godalming
*Hambledon
*Hascombe
*Haslemere
*Peper Harow
*Thursley
*Tilford
*Witley
*Wonersh

:See List of settlements and parishes in Waverley

References


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Waverley (Surrey) — Borough of Waverley Lage in Surrey Status Borough Region South East England Verw.grafschaft Surrey …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Waverley — is the name of several different things:* Waverley (novel), a novel by Sir Walter Scott **The Waverley Novels, the series of which Waverley was the first **The Waverley Overture, a work by Hector Berlioz inspired by Scott s novel NOTOC… …   Wikipedia

  • Waverley — bezeichnet Literarische Werke: einen Roman von Walter Scott, siehe Waverley (Roman) Orte: einen Ort nahe Halifax, Neuschottland, siehe Waverley (Kanada) einen Ort in der Region Taranaki in Neuseeland, siehe Waverley (Neuseeland) einen Stadtteil… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Surrey — Wappen Geographische Lage in England Geografie Status: Zeremonielle und Verwaltungsgrafschaft …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Surrey — es un condado en el sudeste de Inglaterra, Reino Unido. Está dividido en los distritos de Elmbridge, Epsom and Ewell, Guildford, Mole Valley, Reigate and Banstead, Runnymede, Spelthorne, Surrey Heath, Tandridge, Waverley y Woking. Localización… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Waverley Hoppa — Waverley Hoppa, or simply Hoppa as it is known locally, is a community transport operation covering the Surrey borough of Waverley. [http://www.hoppa.org.uk/businessPlan.pdf] Hoppa is a company limited by guarantee and a charity. Early funding… …   Wikipedia

  • Surrey (comte) — Surrey (comté) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Surrey. Surrey Administration Statut …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Surrey — es un condado en el sudoeste de Inglaterra, Reino Unido. Está dividido en los distritos de Elmbridge, Epsom and Ewell, Guildford, Mole Valley, Reigate and Banstead, Runnymede, Spelthorne, Surrey Heath, Tandridge, Waverley y Woking. El condado… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Surrey Light Cars — Surrey 10.8 hp (1923). Man beachte die Ähnlichkeit mit dem Warren Lambert 11 hp von 1920! Surrey Light Cars war ein britischer Automobilhersteller, der 1920–1930 in Putney bei London ansässig war. Surrey Wagen waren sehr leicht und bisweilen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Surrey — This article is about the county of England. For other uses, see Surrey (disambiguation). Not to be confused with Surry (disambiguation). Surrey Motto of County Council: Making Surrey …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.