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suburbanised village between Leatherhead and Guildford exploiting the proximity of Horsley Railway Station. As a result the village has expanded into a general residential area mostly in a linear pattern along the Ockham Road.  East Horsley consists of a large area of inter and post war housing,  thicker near the railway line to the north and spreading thinner across the A25 to the south.  This well sought after residential area is full of detached homes on good sized plots,  some just visible from the few country lanes that run past.  Chalk Lane running south to Green Dene is very pretty indeed,  but still contrived without a feel yet for real countryside.  North the village extends towards Ockham on the road that passes the Drift Golf Course and to the south the village continues over the Downs.  There is adequate provision in the shops of the village for everyday local needs and Station Parade is a busy spot.  There is another parade further south  and they both primarily provide convenience shopping and focal points for East and West Horsley.
Thatchers Hotel stands back graciously from the double bend in the road and the wider area has car dealerships and garden centres.

Schools:   Glenesk Pre-preparatory School  Tel 01483 282329 
The Raleigh County Primary   Tel: 01483 282988 

History
St Martin's church has a originally Norman tower with inserted 13th century and 18th century roughcast top.  The rest is of 1869 and renewed by Woodyer.  Inside is a memorial to Bishop of Exeter who died in the village on 5th April 1478.  Why one might think?  One of the manors belonged to Exeter and the bishops would visit from time to time, the land being already owned by Exeter back in the year of the Domesday Book (1086) when Bishop Osbern and the King shared large parts of the Woking district and the King granted concessions to the Church.  Thus the bishops had a customary right to use the King's woodland valued as pasture for 120 pigs and not pay anything.   Also at East Horsley were lands held by the archbishops of Canterbury and again had been so since before the days of the Domesday Book.  

Location
for a home:

Highly Recommended

Watch out warnings:
Busy suburbanised village carrying a fair amount of through traffic 

 
 
 
 


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