Outwood, Surrey

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Outwood
Outwood Windmill.jpg
Outwood Windmill
Outwood is located in Surrey
Outwood
Outwood
 Outwood shown within Surrey
Area  11.09 km2 (4.28 sq mi)
Population 720 (Civil Parish)[1]
   – density  65/km2 (170/sq mi)
OS grid reference TQ3245
Civil parish Outwood
District Tandridge
Shire county Surrey
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town REDHILL
Postcode district RH1
Dialling code 01342
Police Surrey
Fire Surrey
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament East Surrey
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Coordinates: 51°11′28″N 0°06′43″W / 51.191°N 0.112°W / 51.191; -0.112

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[edit]

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.[2]

Outwood's history[edit]

1542 Earliest known reference to Outwood; the Court Roll refers to the restrictions concerning the felling of timber in Outwood mostly in the parish of Burstow.[3]

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.

1911 The Victoria County History records Abbot's Hospital, Guildford, owned land in Outwood[3]

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[edit]

In 1891 the census recorded 586 residents in Outwood in 140 houses;[citation needed] the populated fluctuated and homes increased over a century. The 2001 census recorded 569 people in 224 homes.[1]

2011 Census Homes
Output area Detached Semi-detached Terraced Flats and apartments Caravans/temporary/mobile homes shared between households[1]
(Civil Parish) 155 75 3 7 18 3

The average level of accommodation in the region composed of detached houses was 28%, the average that was apartments was 22.6%.

2011 Census Key Statistics
Output area Population Households % Owned outright % Owned with a loan hectares[1]
(Civil Parish) 720 261 40.2% 42.5% 1,109

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).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Key Statistics; Quick Statistics: Population Density United Kingdom Census 2011 Office for National Statistics Retrieved 21 November 2013
  2. ^ The National Trust Harewood. Retrieved 2013-12-31
  3. ^ a b H.E. Malden (editor) (1911). "Parishes: Burstow". A History of the County of Surrey: Volume 3. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 1 December 2013.