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Woking, Surrey

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Woking, Surrey

Woking is a large town and civil parish that shares its name with the surrounding local government district, located in the west of Surrey, England. It is part of the Greater London Urban Area and the London commuter belt, with frequent trains and a journey time of approximately 24 minutes to Waterloo station. Woking is 23 miles southwest of Charing Cross in central London.
DistrictWoking
Post townWOKING
Administrative CountySurrey
Traditional CountySurrey
OS GridTQ0058
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthoritySurrey
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySurrey
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySurrey
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast
Dialling code01483
Population62,796
 

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

Oking ~ Wochinges

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

Woking.-- market town and par. with ry. sta., Surrey, on river Wey, 6 miles N. of Guildford and 24 miles SW. of London by rail, 8889 ac., pop. 8554; P.O., T.O., and P.O., T.O., called Woking Village; 1 Bank. Market-day, Tuesday. Woking has an ancient church, restored in 1878. Malting, brewing, and papermaking are the chief industries. There are large nursery gardens. The Woking Invalid Convict Prison, the Female Convict Prison, and the Surrey Lunatic Asylum are here. The London Metropolis Cemetery was formed in 1864. Many fine residences are in the par.

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