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Merrow, Surrey

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Merrow, Surrey

The village of Merrow, in Surrey, England, lies on the north-east corner of Guildford. It is about two miles from the town centre, right on the edge of the ridge of hills that forms the North Downs. Although now a relatively anonymous suburb, the village can trace its origins back many hundreds of years. According to the Institute for Name-Studies, Merrow means 'fat', literally, "probably referring to the high fertility of the land".
Administrative CountySurrey
Traditional CountySurrey
OS GridTQ0150
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthoritySurrey
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySurrey
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySurrey
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast
Dialling code01483

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

Merrow, par. and vil., Surrey, 2 miles NE. of Guildford, 1629 ac., pop. 595; P.O., T.O.; Merrow Downs are 525 ft. high.

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