Lingfield, Surrey


Lingfield, Surrey

infobox UK place
country = England
latitude= 51.175
longitude= -0.0171
official_name = Lingfield
map_type= Surrey
population = 4,215 [ [http://neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadTableView.do?a=7&b=800119&c=lingfield&d=16&e=15&g=492179&i=1001x1003x1004&m=0&enc=1&dsFamilyId=779 Census data] ]
shire_district = Tandridge
shire_county = Surrey
region= South East England
constituency_westminster = East Surrey
post_town = Oxted
postcode_district = RH7
postcode_area= RH
dial_code = 01342
os_grid_reference = TQ395385

Lingfield is a village in Surrey, England. It is most famous for its horse racing course, Lingfield Park. Lingfield lies to the east of the A22 which runs between Godstone and East Grinstead. Dormansland is a neighbouring village.

History

The village lay within the Anglo-Saxon administrative division of Tandridge hundred.

Lingfield was not listed in Domesday Book of 1086, but is shown on the map as "Leangafeld", its spelling in 871AD. [ [http://www.gwp.enta.net/surrnames.htm Surrey Domesday Book] ]

The Church of St. Peter and St. Paul was rebuilt in 1431, although the original 14th century tower remains. Its collection of brasses and monuments are amongst the finest in England. [ [http://www.visionwebsites.co.uk/Contents/Text/Index.asp?SiteId=70&SiteExtra=1683521&TopNavId=104&NavSideId=501 Lingfield Parish church] ] There had been a church on the site for some centuries before the 14th century building. [ [http://www.eastsurreyfhs.org.uk/parishes/lingfield.htm East Surrey family history society] ]

The area around the church has been designated a conservation area and includes many well-preserved buildings from the 16th to 18th centuries. In the main street, there is a cross and village cage. The cage, last used in 1882 to hold a poacher, was built in 1773.

The library is housed in the Old Guest House of the College for Secular Chaplains built in 1431. This hall-house is all that remains of the original College.

On the Haxted Road towards Edenbridge, is Haxted Mill. The double-fronted mill was built in two halves, the first around 1580 and the other in 1794. It has been fully restored and is a unique combination of a working watermill and a museum of mill machinery used for water-power, as well as being a highly rated restaurant, earning an "Award of Distinction" from TopRestaurants. [ [http://www.toprestaurants.com/london.htm London's Best Restaurants guide] ]

Today

The village has a variety of different public houses, the most notable being the "Old Cage" - named after the nearby lock-up. Other pubs include The Greyhound, The Star and The Hare and Hounds. Lingfield has many social events, clubs and societies. For instance, the Lingfield and Dormansland Rifle Club caters to a wide variety of competition shooting.

Lingfield is also home to the National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy, (formerly St. Piers, before that Lingfield Hospital School and before that Lingfield Epileptic Colony), which provides residential care and education for students with epilepsy and learning difficulties.

Nearby on the A22 at Newchapel is the London England Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints known as the Mormon Church.

References

External links

* [http://www.lovelylingfield.com/history.htm Lingfield history]
* [http://www.lingfieldflorist.co.uk/ The Lingfield Florist]
* [http://www.surreyproperty.com/lingfield-aerial-photographs.html Lingfield from the air]


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