- Brookwood, Surrey
infobox UK place
country = England
static_image_caption=The Avenue leading from
population = 2,416
region= South East England
postcode_district = GU24
Brookwood is a village in
Surrey, located about 5 km west of Woking, in a semi-rural location. It lies on the western border of the WokingBorough (with a small part of the village in GuildfordBorough).
railwayto the south is the village of Pirbrightand Princess Royal Barracks, Deepcutis a short distance away to the west. Knaphill, and its Brookwood Manor, lie on the other side of the main A322 road. Nearby is the vast Brookwood Cemeteryand Sheet's Heath, a heathlandwhich is a Site of Special Scientific Interest( SSSI). There is also Smart's Heath and Brookwood Heath. Other close villages include Deepcut, Bisley, Worplesdonand West End. The site of the former Brookwood Hospitalnearby has recently been redeveloped as housing.
The village borders the
Basingstoke Canalwhich has a flight of locks here. Brookwood railway stationis on the South Western Main Line(currently averaging 4 trains an hour each way). The junction with the Alton Lineis about 2 km further west.
The main road is Connaught Road, a long road containing mixed Victorian terraces, Victorian/1930s/50s/70s semis Branching off are smaller cul-de-sacs with more modern houses, some which back onto the canal itself. There is a regular bus service to
Guildford, Wokingand Farnborough. Brookwood is on the approach pattern for small Farnborough airport.
Along Connaught Road there is a primary school which is 100 years old. [ [http://www.brookwood.surrey.sch.uk/ Brookwood Primary School] ]
The village has grown over the 150 or so years since the cemetery and station first set roots in this area. Many of London's dead were buried in
Brookwood Cemeteryduring the Victorian era due to the over-population of the city at that time. The logistics were accomplished using funeral trains running from London Waterloo railway stationto Brookwood and subsequently down a small branch line into the cemetery grounds. This branch-line is now disused. The main station and nearby pub are at least 100 years old.
It is possible that the village was founded in the Anglo-Saxon period, as the word Brook is derived from 'Brock'. 'Brock' being Old English for Badger, so in a literal sense the village of Brookwood translates to 'badger wood'. The badger can be seen on the village crest and on the school uniform. If the village does date back to this period of history, it would have been no where near the size it is now, probably just a collection of farmsteads among woodland, however this is speculation.
*St. Edward the Martyr Orthodox Church
* [http://www.brookwood.org.uk Community website]
* [http://www.woking.gov.uk/council/planning/localplan/brookwood Woking Council]
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