Borough of Waverley
|Borough of Waverley|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Region||South East England|
|Incorporated||1 April 1974|
|• Type||Non-metropolitan district council|
|• Body||Waverley Borough Council|
|• Leadership||Leader & Cabinet (Conservative)|
|• MPs||Jeremy Hunt
|• Total||133.3 sq mi (345.2 km2)|
|Area rank||123rd (of 326)|
|Population (2011 est.)|
|• Rank||176th (of 326)|
|• Density||910/sq mi (350/km2)|
|• Ethnicity||97.4% White|
|Time zone||GMT (UTC0)|
|• Summer (DST)||BST (UTC+1)|
|ONS code||43UL (ONS)
|OS grid reference||SU9660743750|
The Borough of Waverley is a local government district with borough status in Surrey, England. The borough's headquarters are in the town of Godalming, with Farnham (2001 Census Pop. 37,055) and Haslemere (2001 Census Pop. 15,612) being the other large notable towns.
Waverley neighbours the boroughs of Guildford and Mole Valley in Surrey, and the counties of West Sussex and Hampshire. The borough is named after Waverley Abbey, near Farnham, the earliest Cistercian monastery in Britain. The borough also contains Blackheath Common an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Waverley is a Wealden borough, bounded to the north by the Hog's Back section of the North Downs and by the Greensand Ridge. It is one of the most heavily wooded boroughs in England. It takes its name from Waverley Abbey, whose ruins are within the district (unlike local wandering side Waverley Cricket Club, who are named after the Waverley Arms pub in Farnham and who have used the name since 1952).
The district was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, by a merger of the municipal borough of Godalming, with Farnham and Haslemere urban districts and Hambledon Rural District.
- Peper Harow