The manor house
Walton-on-the-Hill shown within Surrey
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Walton-on-the-Hill, Surrey, is a village in England midway between Reigate and Epsom, on the North Downs just inside the M25 London orbital motorway. Along part of its green buffers on all sides, it borders to the north-east its post town, Tadworth. Other neighbouring villages are Kingswood, Burgh Heath, Headley and Box Hill.
The name Walton comes from settlement/farmstead of Wealas - Anglo-Saxon (Old English) for "Celtic-speaking tribes" or by derivation, "strangers/foreigners", see later form Welsh people and related old-fashioned phrases.
A legal record of 1418 mentioning 'Wauton Athill may refer to the village. 
The Romans are known to have settled here in the 1st century AD: a substantial villa has been excavated in Sandlands Road, and is believed to have been inhabited until around 400 AD. Roman finds have been discovered here and in the neighbouring village of Headley.
Walton-on-the-Hill was called Waltone in Domesday Book of 1086. It was held by John from Richard Fitz Gilbert. Its Domesday assets were: 2 hides and 1 virgate. It had 5½ ploughs, 1 house in Southwark. It rendered £6. There is an early post-conquest motte within the grounds of Walton Place, the remains of a timber castle.
This is a scheduled ancient monument built at a date in period from the 11th to 13th centuries, covering a small area in Walton Place by the public road, standing 2.4 metres above the land to all sides. The manor of Walton was held by Richard de Tonbridge soon after the Norman Conquest and later by Gilbert de Clare (or Fitz Richard), both of whom are known to be prolific castle builders, but it was also owned by the Carew family in the early 17th century at which time the manor house was extensively rebuilt, who English Heritage believe therefore slightly altered it as a garden feature.
St Peter's Church
The church of St Peter in architecture partially dates to the 12th century; one of its oldest features is an 800 year old font, constructed in lead, although this is thought to have originally stood in a chapel alongside the village’s manor house, which is equally Grade II* listed. The interior of the church features examples of 16th century artwork and stained glass. Another old church font was set up as a mounting stone outside the nearby public house.
The house has features from the 14th century onwards, though was remodelled in the 16th century and the late 19th century and has been much reduced. Some of the tilework is in the technique of Norman Shaw.
An independent day school for girls aged three to eleven located in the village.
There is a wide variety of housing, in size, type and age. Closer to the centre are smaller Victorian houses, while further out and especially to the south of the village are larger detached houses on private roads. Many of these were built in the early to mid-20th century. In the centre of the village are more recent developments of flats, including retirement flats.
St Cross is a large building to the north of the village which was formerly a boys' school. From 1948 it was a British Transport Police Training Centre with a police dog training school, but this has now closed down.
- List of places of worship in Reigate and Banstead
- Walton-on-Thames, which is about 15 miles (24 km) to the north-west, in the same county, hence a suffix is typically seen in most publications after both places.
- Surrey Council census data
- Field, John (2005). Discovering place-names (4th ed. / rev. by Margaret Gelling. ed.). Princes Risborough: Shire Publ. p. 35. ISBN 9780747806172.
- Plea Rolls of the Court of Common Pleas; National Archives; CP 40/629; http://aalt.law.uh.edu/H5/CP40no629/aCP40no629fronts/IMG_0703.htm; third entry, with London in the margin, but places in Surrey mentioned
- Roman Britain
- Surrey Domesday Book
- Davis, Philip (November 13, 2007). "Walton on the Hill; Leatherhead". The Gatehouse. Retrieved 2007-12-06.
- Mound at Walton Place English Heritage. "Details from listed building database (1009519)". National Heritage List for England.
- Westwood, Jennifer (1985), Albion. A Guide to Legendary Britain. London: Grafton Books. ISBN 0-246-11789-3. p. 241.
- Church of St Peter, Grade II* listing English Heritage. "Details from listed building database (1377991)". National Heritage List for England.
- Manor House - Grade II* listing - English Heritage. "Details from listed building database (1029054)". National Heritage List for England.
- The Bramley School website. Retrieved on 11 June 2014.