Dorking  Surrey


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Dorking like this:

Dorking, market town and par., W. Surrey, 25 miles SW. of London by rail -- par., 10,049 ac. pop. 9577; town, pop. 6328; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Thursday; is picturesquely situated in the Valley of the Mole, near the base of Box Hill, and consists in great part of elegant villas. The South-Eastern and the London, Brighton, and South Coast Railways cross at D. Lime of superior quality is burned extensively in the neighbourhood, and forms an important article of trade. D. has long been known for a breed of fowl to which it gives name.

Dorking through time

Dorking is now part of Mole Valley district. Click here for graphs and data of how Mole Valley has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Dorking itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Dorking, in Mole Valley and Surrey | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 22nd July 2024

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