Farncombe Boat House, 2012
Farncombe shown within Surrey
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Farncombe, historically Fernecome, is a village within Godalming, Waverley, Surrey, England and is approximately 0.8 miles (1.3 km) north-east of Godalming centre, separated by common land known as the Lammas Lands. The village of Compton lies 1.8 miles (3 km) to the northwest and Bramley 2 miles (3 km) to the east; whilst Charterhouse School is to the west. Loseley Park, in the hamlet of Littleton, lies 1 mile (1.6 km) to the north of the village.
Farncombe is an ancient site of settlement, archaeological finds from the Bronze age have been found in Northbourne Estate.[dead link] In more modern history Farncombe has appeared in Domesday Book of 1086 as Fernecome. It was held by the Bishop of Bayeux. Its domesday assets were: 2 ploughs, 15 acres (61,000 m2) of meadow, woodland worth 3 hogs. It rendered £1 4s 0d.
One of the older buildings in Farncombe is Farncombe Infants School on Grays Road near Farncombe railway station. It was built by subscription in 1905 and was originally a boys school. The school became an annexe for the infant school in 1975.
Farncombe is part of one of the five wards that make up the town of Godalming.  Farncombe is within the census area Godalming Farncombe and Catteshall (Ward) which had a population of 4600 in 2011.
Farncombe is served by the Portsmouth-London railway, through Farncombe railway station, and the Hoppa community bus project. It is near the A3, which links the village with London and Portsmouth, and the M25. It lies on the River Wey and canal boats can be hired there taking travelers up to Guildford and beyond.
Farncombe has a youth football team called Farncombe Youth Football Club (FYFC) for boys and girls from ages 6/7 to 16/17. Farncombe has a Leisure Centre called Godalming Leisure Centre which is home to Godalming Swimming Club. It is home to Farncombe Cricket Club which is on Summers Road.
Farncombe is home to several schools, including:
- Broadwater school secondary school is on Summers Road. The headmaster is Mr Christopher Lee and there are three houses; Pegasus, Phoenix and Aquilla.
- Farncombe Infants is on Grays Road. The headteacher is Mrs Andrea Simonsson and there are 5 classes, Apple, Lime, Oak, Beech and Sycamore. This school is primary.
- The Ladybird Nursery is on Fern Road. The manager and owner is Mrs Pamela Twocock. This school is of 3 months to the time of full-time education (around 5 years).[dead link]
Pubs, Shops and Businesses
Farncombe is served by a number of traditional English pubs including: The Freeholders, White Hart, The Charterhouse and The Cricketers which has associations with Julius Caesar who played cricket in the area. It is also home to shops and businesses.
John George "Jack" Phillips was born in Farncombe. He was an early wireless telegraphist who died while serving as senior wireless operator on board the maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic. He continued working as the ship sank, trying to contact other ships that might be able come to the assistance of the Titanic. Phillips is commemorated by the Phillips Memorial Garden in Godalming, designed by the famous garden designer Gertrude Jekyll, and a memorial in the St. John the Evangelist Church in Farncombe. The memorial garden which is situated next to the River Wey is one of the biggest memorial gardens in the world for a single Titanic victim.The Jack Phillips pub in Godalming High Street is named after him.
- Northbourne Estate
- Surrey Domesday Book
- Bingham, John (29 March 2013). "Best places to live: Waverley tops list". Daily Telegraph (Telegraph Media Group). Retrieved 14 December 2015.
- Gore, Alex; Barrow, Becky (29 March 2013). "Looking for the good life? Forget the Scottish islands and Cornish coasts, you're better off in Surrey". Daily Mail (Daily Mail and General Trust). Retrieved 14 December 2015.
- Broadwater School
- Farncombe Infants
- The Ladybird Nursery
- The Freeholders
- White Hart
- The Charterhosue Pub
- The Cricketers
- Getrude Jekyll designs Jack Phillips memorial
- Surrey History: Godalming: The Titanic Connection
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