- Lingfield, Surrey
infobox UK place
country = England
official_name = Lingfield
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
region= South East England
constituency_westminster = East Surrey
postcode_district = RH7
dial_code = 01342
os_grid_reference = TQ395385
Lingfield is a village in
Surrey, England. It is most famous for its horse racingcourse, Lingfield Park. Lingfield lies to the east of the A22 which runs between Godstoneand East Grinstead. Dormansland is a neighbouring village.
Lingfield was not listed in
Domesday Bookof 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
1882to hold a poacher, was built in 1773.
libraryis 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
1580and the other in 1794. It has been fully restored and is a unique combination of a working watermilland 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] ]
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.
* [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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