Mole Valley district is in the heart of Surrey, with the river Mole running from Dorking in the south to Leatherhead in the north, cutting a gap in the line of chalk hills, the North Downs. The Romans took this as the easiest route to use when they built Stane Street from the south coast to London. The well known landmark of Box Hill rises beside the river, with its startling white chalk cliff. Dorking, an attractive market town, is mentioned in the Domesday Book and still known for the Dorking fowl, a breed with 5 claws instead of 4.

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  1. jill morris says:

    I am trying to compile a family tree of the Bowrings who lived in your area in the 1700 and onwards .
    They had several farms — Folley,Swiers,Kettles,Colley House.
    The Hare and Hounds at Claygate ,Brignells at Holmwood,Grove Cottage at Newdigate,Pixholm Lane,Pixham Grove etc.
    They seem to be buried locally too.
    Does anyone have any relevant information please ?–I am hoping to visit Dorking soon .

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