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Hindhead, Surrey

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Hindhead, Surrey

Hindhead is a village in Surrey, England, 10.5 miles south-west of Guildford and is the highest village in Surrey, with buildings at between 185 and 246 metres above sea level. Part of the area including the church forms the community of Beacon Hill, Hindhead. Its population was 3874 in 2001. The place-name 'Hindhead' is first attested in 1571, and means 'hill frequented by hinds', that is to say deer.
DistrictWaverley
Post townHindhead
Administrative CountySurrey
Traditional CountySurrey
OS GridSU8836
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthoritySurrey
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySurrey
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySurrey
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast
Dialling code01428
Population4,685
 

Other names by which Hindhead, Surrey has been known in the past

Hind Head

Hindhead, Surrey in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Hindhead, hill-ridge and common, on SW. border of W. Surrey, 2 miles NW. of Haslemere.

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