Frimley Green

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Frimley Green
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Frimley Green is located in Surrey
Frimley Green
Frimley Green
Location within Surrey
Population5,639 [1]
5,717 (Census 2011. Surrey Heath Ward)[2]
OS grid referenceSU8957
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Historic countySurrey
Post townCamberley
Postcode districtGU16
Dialling code01252
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
List of places
51°18′06″N 0°43′50″W / 51.30164°N 0.73049°W / 51.30164; -0.73049Coordinates: 51°18′06″N 0°43′50″W / 51.30164°N 0.73049°W / 51.30164; -0.73049

Frimley Green is a village and ward of 580 acres (2.3 km2) in the Borough of Surrey Heath in Surrey, England, approximately 29 mi (47 km) southwest of central London. It is 1 mi (1.6 km) south of the town of Frimley.

Lakeside Country Club was the national venue for the BDO international darts competition. It was played yearly in the village between 1986 and 2019.

The nearest railway stations are Frimley on the line between Ascot and Aldershot, Farnborough North on the North Downs Line and Farnborough (Main) on the South Western main line.


Soil, elevation and boundaries[edit]

The land slopes down from Deepcut, partly on the Chobham Ridges to the east, to the River Blackwater which is preceded by the large lakes and small woods in the south-west of the ward which form the boundary with Hampshire. Most of the woods and lakes are sectioned off by the Ascot to Guildford Line, the only railway within its bounds, which at the next station south merges into the Alton Line from London to Alton, Hampshire then becomes part of the North Downs Line.[3]

Amenities and transport[edit]

Automobile Association road sign on display in Surrey Heath Museum, Camberley

Frimley Green, as with many British villages bearing the word green, is named after a central village green. The Basingstoke Canal runs alongside the park in the south and has a traditional wharf and inn here. Frimley Green's main green spaces comprise large playing fields, a wooded area with an activity trail and a miniature railway.

Frimley Lodge Park consisting of wide-ranging recreational areas is between the developed south-centre of Frimley Green and Mytchett.[3][4]

The nearest railway station is Frimley which is linked to Ash Vale. Otherwise in neighbouring settlements are Farnborough North on the North Downs Line and Farnborough (Main) (on the South Western Main Line from Southampton to London Waterloo which marks the southern border). Stagecoach South bus services connect the village to Farnborough (and to Camberley, which is also served as the next station north of Frimley by rail).[3]

Main schools are Frimley Church of England School and Cross Farm Infant School.

The main road connecting the area inter-regionally is the M3 motorway, centred 2 miles (3.2 km) to the north, which has a junction near to its closest point.


As part of Frimley[edit]

Frimley was a chapelry of Ash which local nobles had established as a manor from 1277. Henry Elliot Malden in the Victoria County History (1911–12) believes Frimley manor may have been the land in Ash purchased by Bartholomew de Winton, Abbot of Chertsey Abbey in 1277, from a Sir Walter Raleigh (not his more famous explorer namesake). Henry VIII granted it to Sir John White of Aldershot. James Tichborne sold the remaining land, chiefly the manor house to Mr. Tekel(l) and by 1911 the land had virtually all been subdivided.[5]

Separation of identity and growth[edit]

St Andrew's Church was built in 1911 and is a Grade II listed building.[6]

Frimley Green gained, from its mother area, Frimley, half of a formal identity in 1889, when its first church was built,[5] replaced in 1912. This remains joined with Mytchett in providing a choice of services, offered by the Church of England.[7]

Catering to an expanded late 20th century population across the west of the district, in 1969 a Roman Catholic church was built just across the border in Frimley to the north[8] and Frimley Park Hospital was built in 1974 in Frimley.

Sport and leisure[edit]

Lakeside Country Club is to the south of the village, and hosted the British Darts Organisation’s (BDO) World Professional Darts Championship each January from 1986 to 2019 before the event moved to The Indigo at the 02 Arena, London.

Frimley Green F.C. are the local football team, and play in the Premier Division of the Combined Counties Football League.


The area of the ward is 580 acres (2.3 km2). At the United Kingdom Census 2011 its population had risen from 5,639 (ten years before) to 5,717. As to households there were 2,266, owned by 47.1% of people on a loan and 35.2% outright. Greater than the national and local averages, 55.2% of the population described their health as very good.[1]

The ward was created on the establishment of a council in 1965.

Population of Frimley Green
Year 2001 2011
Population 5,639 5,717

Notable residents[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b 2001 and 2011 Census Office for National Statistics (Key Statistics and Quick Statistics: Population Density) Retrieved 2013-10-30
  2. ^ "Ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Grid square map Ordnance survey website
  4. ^ Leisure and Recreation Surrey Heath Borough Council
  5. ^ a b H.E. Malden, ed. (1911). "Parishes: Ash". A History of the County of Surrey: Volume 3. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
  6. ^ Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1188123)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  7. ^ Church finder: Frimley Green St Andrew The Church of England
  8. ^ Our Lady Queen of Heaven, Frimley Archived 2013-11-01 at the Wayback Machine The Diocese of Arundel and Brighton