North Holmwood


Falkland Road

St.Joseph RC Church

Harrow Road East

Waterworks.  In 1869 the Dorking Water Company was Incorporated; they built a 300ft deep well and steam-driven pumphouse. The waterworks building was sold in 1919 and converted to private dwellings

Harrow Lodge.  William Robinson picture of a banana tree there

Horsham Road

A large number of bollards and rails exist around Dorking. Many were installed by the Dorking District Local Board (embossed DDLB) with later ones by Dorking Urban District Council (embossed DUDC) which was formed in 1895 to administer the same area. Of the 200 plus bollards some have various embossings, for example, a lady's leg and thigh, a key, a founder's name. Some were designed as lamp columns or fire hydrants. With renovation to the paving around the town the use of cast-iron bollards is continuing. Some of the new pieces are embossed 'Dorothea'.

10 Bush

Queen's Head

Knoll Road

122 town garden, interesting and unusual plants and many artefacts including unique works of art, mixed borders, many alpines in raised beds, tuba and sinks, mini-meadow and peat bed, fern alley, lawn with Cretan labyrinth, fruit and vegetables, exotic front garden; well stocked sub-tropical conservatory.

Roman Road

Sewer vent pipes, sometimes known as 'Wimbledon Columns'. As well as their primary purpose the columns also supported gas street lamps. Although the lighting fittings have disappeared.

South Street

Sand caves, folly, wine cellars

Bus Garage

South Terrace

County Hospital. Was the Workhouse. 1841 unusual in that it is humane

Tower Hill

Reservoir In 1869 the Dorking Water Company was Incorporated; they built a reservoir at Tower Hill which still feeds the Dorking area.

Tower Hill Cottage built round a folly tower 1828 Folly Tower at
Tower Cottage
TQ 1648 5/207


Circa 1830. Tower of 3 storeys built over ground floor of house at its
western end. Sandstone with brick quoins, stringcourses, window dressings
and battlements. One window bay; window spaces with pointed arches; modern
flat arched casement windows. Tower situated over entrance to house; one
storey and attic with basement and with gable at eastern end of house; one
window in eastern part. Stuccoed front.


Upper Rose Hill

6 ½ acre informal plainsman’s terraced garden on dry sand. Surprising secluded setting with striking outlook onto St.Paul’s Church.  Planted for year round interest of foliage and form, fruit and vegetables, gravel bed and alpine troughs, borders and rockeries. Autumn colour, grasses, attractive into October. Many unusual plants.


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