Wotton, Surrey

Wotton, Surrey

infobox UK place
country = England
latitude= 51.2188
longitude= -0.3877
official_name= Wotton
map_type= Surrey
population = 307 [ [http://neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadTableView.do?a=7&b=800095&c=RH5+6QQ&d=16&e=15&g=490863&i=1001x1003x1004&m=0&enc=1&dsFamilyId=779 Census data] ]
shire_district= Mole Valley
shire_county = Surrey
region= South East England
constituency_westminster= Mole Valley
post_town= Dorking
postcode_district = RH5
postcode_area= RH
dial_code= 01306
os_grid_reference= TQ126478

Wotton is a village on the A25 running between Guildford in the west and Dorking in the east. Neighbouring villages include: the Abingers of Abinger Common and Abinger Hammer; Friday Street and Westcott. Wotton lies in a valley 200 m south of the North Downs Way.

The civil parish of Wotton (covering 2,243 hectares [ [http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/sccwebsite/sccwspublications.nsf/591f7dda55aad72a80256c670041a50d/5704c50aaae44f6580256e350052f5c1/$FILE/Mole%20Valley%20parishes.pdf Surrey Council census] ] ) is wholly within the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and includes Leith Hill to the south and Ranmore Common to the north.

Wotton appears in Domesday Book of 1086 as "Odetone". It was held by Osuuold (Oswold). Its domesday assets were: 5 hides; 1 mill worth 1s 8d, 10 ploughs, convert|3|acre|m2 of meadow, woodland and herbage worth 73 hogs. It rendered £7. [ [http://www.gwp.enta.net/surrnames.htm Surrey Domesday Book] ]

John Evelyn, the diarist was born at Wotton House in 1620. Wotton House was a training college for the Fire Service and then after being empty for nearly 13 years, has been turned into conference centre with over 100 bedrooms, who also cater for large weddings (Needs extra research)


External links

* [http://www.francisfrith.com/search/england/surrey/wotton/wotton.htm Old photographs]

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