Mayford

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Mayford
Mayford Village - geograph.org.uk - 1213780.jpg
Mayford village green
Mayford is located in Surrey
Mayford
Mayford
 Mayford shown within Surrey
Population 1,776 .[1]
OS grid reference SU999561
District Woking
Shire county Surrey
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Woking
Postcode district GU22
Dialling code 01483
Police Surrey
Fire Surrey
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Woking
List of places
UK
England
Surrey

Coordinates: 51°17′45″N 0°34′02″W / 51.2958°N 0.5673°W / 51.2958; -0.5673

Mayford is a village in Woking borough of the county of Surrey, England. It is roughly 2½ miles south of Woking on Egley Road, part of the A320 between Woking and Guildford, Surrey. The village is mainly centred on the roundabout in the middle of the village. Mayford was mentioned in the Domesday Book in 1086, as "Maiford". The same spelling was recorded in 1212.

Etymology[edit]

The name Mayford is supposed to be derived from the ford that used to cross the river Hoe. The 'May' part is believed to be short for mayweed[disambiguation needed], which grows around the River Hoe. Hawthorn trees were only called "May" from the 14th century onwards so this is unlikely to be the origin of the name.

Wildlife[edit]

Mayford has a number of Hawthorn trees growing in the area. It also has a lot of Mayweed growing as well. A lot of the Mayweed and Hawthorn Trees grow on the edge of the River Hoe.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Surrey County Council Census data

Bibliography[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Mayford at Wikimedia Commons