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Dippenhall is located in Surrey
 Dippenhall shown within Surrey
OS grid reference SU8154146684
Civil parish Crondall
District Waverley
Shire county Surrey
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town FARNHAM
Postcode district GU10 5
Dialling code 01252
Police Surrey
Fire Surrey
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament South West Surrey
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Coordinates: 51°12′49″N 0°50′02″W / 51.213550°N 0.83398°W / 51.213550; -0.83398

Dippenhall is a rural hamlet in the civil parish of Crondall in the Waverley district of Surrey, England. Its post town and other administrative grouping is with Farnham, which lies approximately 1.6 miles (2.6 km) east from the village.


The manor of Dippenhall was mostly included in the Crondall Hundred[1] and was recognised as a 'tything' owned by Winchester Cathedral until a period of release in the Middle Ages.

In the 14th century Dippenhall (Dupenhale, Dupehale, Dippenhaie, Depenhale, 14th century; Dipnel, seen once in the 18th century in a land tax/ecclesiastical record) appears as a sub-manor dependent on the manor of Crondall - it however followed the same descent as the manor of Badley having parted with Winchester Cathedral until the death of John de Westcote in 1336, when it was assigned to his sister Margery, the wife of John de Fulquardeby. In 1369 Thomas atte More granted back to William Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester, the 'manor of Dippenhall, which he had by grant from Margery de Fulquardeby. At the Dissolution, Dippenhall, with the other possessions of the Prior and convent of St. Swithun, was granted to the Dean and chapter of Winchester; and from this time it is usually described in leases and other records as the farm of Dippenhall until page wrote in 1912.[1]

Its 1831 population was 321, when it was described as being in Hampshire.[2] Inclosure occurred in 1848 — this was the privatisation of the common land.

The Nobel Prize laureate in Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, 2012 Sir John Gurdon was born in Dippenhall in 1933.

In 1982 the contents of Dippenhall Grange were sold at Sotheby's and a comprehensive guide to these was published.[3]

Local government[edit]

Dippenhall lies within the civil parish of Crondall, which has very limited local government functions.

At Waverley Borough Council, the ward of which Dippenhall is a component is Farnham Castle, served by two councillors.[4] The County Councillor represents "Farnham North".


The hamlet is centred 1 mile (1.6 km) north of the A31 road between Farnham and Alton and does not pass south of it.


  1. ^ a b William Henry Page (editor) (1911). "Parishes: Crondall". A History of the County of Hampshire: Volume 4. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 28 October 2013.  See also http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=56733 Crondall Hundred
  2. ^ A new and comprehensive gazetteer of England and Wales, illustr. 1834, James Bell
  3. ^ The Contents of Dippenhall Grange, Farnham, Surrey to Include Period Furniture... 1982, Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co
  4. ^ Find my councillor Waverley