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Dorking, Surrey

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Dorking, Surrey

Dorking is a historic market town at the foot of the North Downs approximately 21 miles south of London, in Surrey, England.
DistrictMole Valley
Post townDorking
Administrative CountySurrey
Traditional CountySurrey
OS GridTQ1649
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth East
Police AuthoritySurrey
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySurrey
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySurrey
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast
Dialling code01306

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

Darken ~ Darking ~ Dorken ~ Dorchinges

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

Dorking, market town and par., W. Surrey, 25 miles SW. of London by rail -- par., 10,049 ac. pop. 9577; town, pop. 6328; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Thursday; is picturesquely situated in the Valley of the Mole, near the base of Box Hill, and consists in great part of elegant villas. The South-Eastern and the London, Brighton, and South Coast Railways cross at D. Lime of superior quality is burned extensively in the neighbourhood, and forms an important article of trade. D. has long been known for a breed of fowl to which it gives name.

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