Outwood shown within Surrey
|Area||11.09 km2 (4.28 sq mi)|
|Population||720 (Civil Parish)|
|– density||65/km2 (170/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||South East Coast|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
|UK Parliament||East Surrey|
Outwood is a village in the Surrey weald. It is home to Outwood Mill which was once the oldest working windmill in England. It was damaged in gales in January 2012 and in October 2013. The mill and grounds have been closed to the public ever since, with an application for withdrawal of rights of access applied for. Plans to restore the mill seem to have faltered. The village area commences east of the M23 which runs between the M25 via London Gatwick Airport, 4 miles (6.4 km) away, to Brighton.
Walking in Outwood
There are several miles of public, National Trust footpaths and bridleways as well as Outwood Common. The paths cross open common, woodland and fields, which change through the seasons: much of the countryside in and around Outwood is part of the Harewoods estate, which is owned and managed by the National Trust.
There are two main National Trust parking areas. One is opposite the windmill and the other is on the track leading to the cricket pitch on Outwood Common. The National Trust holds guided walks at certain times of the year.
1665 The Post Mill was built.
1834 The Baptist Chapel, no longer in use, was built.
1869 St John the Baptist Church was built in what was the north of Burstow parish.
1870 The creation of the ecclesiastical parish of St John the Baptist, taking parts of Blechingley, Burstow, Horley, Horne, and Nutfield.
1876 The school was opened – now converted into apartments.
1887 Outwood Cricket Club was formed and is still active.
1930 Outwood Drama Society was formed, now defunct.
1929 The village hall was built, called the Lloyd Hall.
2000 Outwood Parish Council was created.
2010 Multi-use Games Area: Wells Court built and opened
2014 Lloyd hall closed for new hall to be built on same site.
Demography and housing
|Output area||Detached||Semi-detached||Terraced||Flats and apartments||Caravans/temporary/mobile homes||shared between households|
The average level of accommodation in the region composed of detached houses was 28%, the average that was apartments was 22.6%.
|Output area||Population||Households||% Owned outright||% Owned with a loan||hectares|
The proportion of households in the civil parish who owned their home outright compares to the regional average of 35.1%. The proportion who owned their home with a loan compares to the regional average of 32.5%. The remaining % is made up of rented dwellings (plus a negligible % of households living rent-free).
- Key Statistics; Quick Statistics: Population Density United Kingdom Census 2011 Office for National Statistics Retrieved 21 November 2013
- The National Trust Harewood. Retrieved 2013-12-31
- H.E. Malden (editor) (1911). "Parishes: Burstow". A History of the County of Surrey: Volume 3. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 1 December 2013.