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Box Hill, Surrey

Historical Description

Box Hill, a hill covered with box-trees in Surrey. It has two stations, one on the L.B. & S.C.R. and the other on the S.E.R., 24 miles from London and 2 from Dorking. The hill adjoins the S.E.R. station, rises over the Mole river, has an altitude of 445 feet above the river's level, and commands a noble view from the South Downs of Sussex to the N of London. Its N side is very steep; its W side, to the extent of about 230 acres, is covered with box; its ascent from the main road is provided with seats, and its summit is crowned with a cottage.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Church Records, in association with Surrey History Centre, have images of the Parish Registers for Surrey online.

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Surrey is available to browse.


Online maps of Box Hill are available from a number of sites:

DistrictMole Valley
RegionSouth East
Postal districtKT20
Post TownTadworth