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Godalming, Surrey

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Godalming, Surrey

Godalming is a historic market town, civil parish and administrative centre of the Borough of Waverley in Surrey, England, 4 miles SSW of Guildford, traversing the banks of the River Wey in a hilly part of the London commuter belt and Green Belt. Godalming is 30.5 miles southwest of London and shares a three-way twinning arrangement with the towns of Joigny in France and Mayen in Germany. Friendship links are in place with the state of Georgia and Moscow.
Administrative CountySurrey
Traditional CountySurrey
OS GridSU9643
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth East
Police AuthoritySurrey
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySurrey
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySurrey
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast
Dialling code01483

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


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

Godalming.-- mun. bor., market town, and par., W. Surrey, on river Wye, 34½ miles SW. of London by rail -- par., 9049 ac., pop. 8640; bor., 90 ac., pop. 2505; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-days, Wednesday and Saturday. The town was first incorporated in 1572, but it is said to be of Saxon origin. Mfrs. of stockings, gloves, flannels, paper, &c., are carried on to a small extent. There are 2 stations -- Godalming Old Station (terminus of London and South-Western Ry.) and Godalming New Station, on direct Portsmouth line.

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