Milford, Surrey

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Milford
St johns church milford.jpg
St John the Evangelist Church, Milford
Milford is located in Surrey
Milford
Milford
Milford shown within Surrey
Population 4,156 (2011 Census Ward)[1]
OS grid reference SU943421
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Godalming
Postcode district GU8
Dialling code 01483
Police Surrey
Fire Surrey
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Surrey
51°10′N 0°39′W / 51.17°N 0.65°W / 51.17; -0.65Coordinates: 51°10′N 0°39′W / 51.17°N 0.65°W / 51.17; -0.65

Milford is the civil parish and large village which is south west of Godalming in Surrey, England which was a small village in the early medieval period — it grew significantly after the building of the Portsmouth Direct Line which serves Godalming railway station and its own minor stop railway station. The village, served by a wide array of shops and amenities, has to one side an all-directions junction of the A3, one of Britain's trunk roads. Nearby settlements are Eashing, Shackleford, Witley and Elstead, and the hamlets of Enton and Hydestile, all of which are in the Borough of Waverley. The west of the parish is in the Surrey Hills AONB.

Transportation[edit]

Until the 1990s, the A3 road ran through the village (it now bypasses it to the west). Milford is still an important road junction, where the A283 road and A286 roads leave the A3 and run south to West Sussex. Milford railway station is on the mainline between London Waterloo and Portsmouth Harbour station. Milford Hospital is the local hospital that serves the village.

Education[edit]

Milford has a primary school, Milford Infant School and a secondary school, Rodborough School.

Facilities[edit]

The Church of England Parish Church is St. John the Evangelist, on Church Road. There is also St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church on Portsmouth Road, and Milford Baptist Church on New Road. Milford has a post office, a Chinese takeaway shop, a fish and chip shop, a shop selling art and crafts made by people in the area, called the Surrey Guild Craft shop, located at the top of Moushill lane, veterinary surgery, an off-licence, a butcher and fishmonger, two dry-cleaners, a corner shop co-op, a Tesco Express, a hairdresser, two beauticians, two doctors' surgeries, a petrol station, a swing park, a social club and a pub.

The village also has a cricket green and a football pitch which is home to Milford & Witley Football Club and Milford Cricket Club, who have two teams who play in the Saturday I'Anson League. Here, the Burton Pavilion also hosts dance, yoga and pilates classes. Another green in the village, the Jubilee field, is used for village fêtes and travelling funfairs & circuses. Milford also has Brownie and Guide Companies and Scouting units. Milford also has a Bowling Green and club. Additionally, Milford is the home of Milford Pumas Youth Football Club, a community youth football club serving 7- to 17-year-old boys and girls.

Notable residents[edit]

Milford House
The Refectory public house and restaurant

Appearances in Television[edit]

In 1970 the Doctor Who serial - Doctor Who and the Silurians was partly filmed at Milford Hospital. In the series it was called the Wenley Hospital. The actual filming took place in November 1969.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Milford 2011 Census Ward". Nomis. Retrieved 10 April 2018. 
  2. ^ A Brief History of Time retrieved 17/1/07
  3. ^ Doctor Who Locations

External links[edit]

Media related to Milford, Surrey at Wikimedia Commons