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Horsell shown within Surrey
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Horsell, Surrey, is an ancient village centred 0.8 miles (1.3 km) north west of the town of Woking, is bounded by Chobham, Woodham, Woking town centre and Goldsworth Park the latter three also part of the Borough of Woking. It is the home of the McLaren Formula 1 (F1) headquarters, McLaren Park and has a close association with the classic science fiction novel The War of the Worlds, written by H. G. Wells. Horsell's raised site was used by the author as the landing site of the first Martian transport vessel in War of the Worlds.
In November 2012, the population of Horsell was approximately 9,384, is policed by Surrey Police and the village's interests are harboured by the Horsell Resident's Association. According to official UK Crime Statistics, as of November 2012, the village of Horsell was graded with a 'Low' Crime Rate and on the most recent neighbourhood crime league table comparing Horsell with neighbouring villages within a 5 mi (8 km) radius, Horsell ranked 4th out of 16 areas in terms of the lowest crimes committed and lowest crime rate 
In the early years Horsell was just scattered farms and cottages with no particular village centre and surrounded by fields, heathlands and nurseries 
Horsell was planned to have a railway station, although the plan was refused and the station was placed in Woking instead. Although Horsell doesn't have a Railway station it does have a High School, Woking High School-Formerly Horsell High School.
Numerous 500-plus year old buildings are still to be seen including a 12th-century Anglican Church.
The commonland includes Horsell Common, which is notable for being the place where the martians landed in War of the Worlds, an Ancient Burial Ground and a Muslim Burial Ground. One of Horsell's most significant locations is Horsell Common. The common includes a bomb crater from WW2, a large, seasonal pond with a sandpit (which is where the Martians landed) and an open field which extends to the grounds of the McLaren HQ. Many different species of plants and wildlife can be found there. There was a Home Guard base there, though this has long since disappeared. The Common is popular with the locals and people of Woking Borough.
Schools and facilities
The Anglican parish church of St Mary the Virgin dates back to the middle of the 12th century, and still retains the original doors. The church has strong links with one of the village's junior schools, Horsell C of E Junior School. The village's other schools include the Horsell Village School, built 1851, and independent school St. Andrew's School along with Woking High School, formerly Horsell High School.
- http://www.horsellresidents.com/village/index.htm - Horsell Resident's Association - A Welcome in the Village and Local Area
- http://www.horsellcommon.org.uk/sandpit.php: Horsell Common Preservation Society (The Sandpit)
- http://www.horsellresidents.com/village/index.htm - Horsell Resident's Association
- http://www.ukcrimestats.com/Neighbourhood/Surrey_Police/Horsell: Official UK Crime Statistics - Surrey Police: Horsell (Dec 2012)
- http://www.horsellresidents.com/village/history.htm: Horsell Resident's Association - A Short History of Horsell.
- "Pares, Norman (PRS876N)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
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- Pictures of the Martian invasion memorial statues
- Information about Horsell from Horsell Residents' Association