Guildford: The Borough

The Borough of Guildford is centred on the county town of Guildford with its many historic buildings including the ancient castle and Abbot’s Hospital, and the modern Cathedral and Yvonne Arnaud Theatre.

Abbot's Hospital, Guildford High Street Image: Richard Purkiss

Abbot’s Hospital, Guildford High Street
Image: Richard Purkiss

The Borough contains much fine countryside including the Hog’s Back ridge running between Guildford and Farnham, heathland towards Pirbright in the north west and the wooded North Downs in the south east around Shere. The Borough is bisected by the A3 road, the historic route between London and Portsmouth.

Click here to see the catalogue of the St Luke, Burpham, Parish Records (1922-1956) held at the Surrey History Centre.

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  1. Guildford is an amazing place to live, one of the cleanliest areas I’ve lived in. The cultural heritage carried by the generations helps rising children and people there are always willing to help, at least my experience tells me that. Of course, as every other area, it has its problems but I think we should focus on the positive side of Guildford and keep the rich heritage left by our ancestors alive.

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