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Bradshaw’s Guide


Dorking is situated in a valley near the river Mole, nearly surrounded with hills, and commands some of the finest views in the kingdom. This town is of considerable antiquity, and so conveniently situated that it carries on a large trade in flour and corn and employs several mills on the Mole. The church is a fine old edifice and contains several handsome monuments. It is celebrated for its poultry, particularly for a five-toed breed, called Dorkings, supposed to have been introduced by the Romans.

It is a favourite summer resort of invalids and lovers of rural scenery, and it would be difficult to name any place better calculated for both classes, as the salubrity of the air and the beauty of the surrounding country cannot be surpassed or equalled within so short a distance of the metropolis. There are several very beautiful country-seats villas, and mansions around the town, too numerous, however, to be enumerated in our pages.

Distances of Places from the Station
To: Miles.
Abinger Hall 3
Anstie Bury
Ashstead 8
Bay Hill
Bench 2
Bookham 2
Boxhill 2
Brickham Common
Broadmoor 2
Burford Grove 2
Capet 7
Chardhurst 2
Cold Harbour
Collickmoor 2
Deepdene 3
Denhies 2
Etnngham 4
Freeshurst 2
Holmbury Hill
Holmwood Common
Leith Hill 5
Livesome Bridge
Mickleham 3
Norbury Park 3
Ockley 7
Park Farm
Pit brook Bridge
Polesden 3
Shrub Hill 2
Store Bridge 2
Stubbs 2
Stumble Hole 2
Tanhurst near Leith Hill 5
Upper Laylands
Wescott Parsonage
Wotten 2

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Places nearby

  • Berkshire : Windsor

    The seat of her majesty the Queen, and of her ancestors from the period of the Conquest. Eton College also is within a short distance.

  • Kent : Tunbridge Wells

    Nature has eminently favoured this town by the salubrity of its air, the potency of its mineral springs, and the adjacent appendages of romantic and agreeable scenery.

  • Middlesex : Hampton Court

    Hampton Court stands on the north bank of the Thames, about twelve miles from London. Numerous sovereigns have made it their temporary abode; and the last who resided here were George II. and his Queen.