Guildford, Surrey

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Guildford is a town in Surrey

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Guildford within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Guildford in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Guildford, mun. bor. and co. town, W. Surrey, on river Wey, 30 miles SW. of London by rail -- bor. (partly in Shalford and Stohe pars.), 535 ac., pop. 10,858; 3 Banks, 5 newspapers. Market-days, Tuesday and Saturday. The first mention of Guildford is in the will of Alfred the Great; it is a picturesque old town, containing slight remains of a Norman castle and some interesting buildings. The Royal Free Grammar-School was founded in 1509. With the exception of a few breweries and flour mills, nearly all the trade of the town is connected with agriculture. Its grain and cattle markets have a high reputation. The bor. returned 1 member to Parliament until 1885.

Guildford in the Domesday Book

A village in Woking hundred, in the county of Surrey.

Seven manors recorded in Domesday. is a Good Stuff website.