Woking: Borough

The Borough of Woking is located in central Surrey. Woking itself has strong transport links with regular fast train services to London and the M25 motorway nearby.

The Wey Navigation, opened in 1653, and the Basingstoke Canal, opened in the 1790s, which run through the borough, were both once important trade routes, now used for leisure activities. The modern town of Woking developed after the building of the railway in the 1830s. Sites of interest in the area include Brookwood Cemetery, the Mosque and Woking Palace.

 The clock faces of St. Peter's, Old Woking

The clock faces of St. Peter’s, Old Woking

Many horticultural businesses have flourished on the sandy soil.

Please use the menu on the left to find out more about places in Woking Borough.

Click here to see the catalogue of the St John the Baptist, West Byfleet, Parish Records (1901-1986) held at the Surrey History Centre.

Click here to read about Brookwood Hospital which opened on 17 June 1867 under the title Brookwood Asylum.

Click here to see an interactive map showing the location of First World War memorials in Woking Borough.

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3 thoughts on “Woking: Borough”

  1. John Selves says:

    Submitted on 2014/11/17 at 10:39 am

    Looking for Woking Power Station dates: Woking Electric Company 1890 1892 also 1905 & 1924
    Power Stations Location in Woking and if any Pictures

  2. Tina Carter says:

    Still looking to trace missing Grandfather Frederick Charles Carter born 28th January 1909 at 2 Dunstan Cottages Knap Hill Woking.. Understandably he may not be alive, just would like to find where he is rested and my father Eric Frederick Carter ( now aged 84 yrs) would like to be able to visit and pay respects to him, as he has not been seen since 1946. Please can someone help,as the loss of my fathers, father has been distressing for many years and my father would like to make peace and have closure.

  3. Mick Heath says:

    I am trying contact anybody who worked at Woking Victoria Hospital between 1968 and 1971.
    Many Thanks.

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