Wormley, Surrey

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Wormley is located in Surrey
Location within Surrey
Populationless than 5,000
OS grid referenceSU947383
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHaslemere
Postcode districtGU8
Dialling code01428
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
UK Parliament
List of places
51°08′10″N 0°38′47″W / 51.1362°N 0.6464°W / 51.1362; -0.6464Coordinates: 51°08′10″N 0°38′47″W / 51.1362°N 0.6464°W / 51.1362; -0.6464

Wormley is a village in Surrey, England in the parish of Witley, around Witley station, off the A283 Petworth Road about 5 km (3.1 mi) SSW of Godalming.

The name apparently joins the Old English wyrm, often meaning a dragon, and leah/lea, clearing.


Expansion from archetypal hamlet[edit]

Wormley developed primarily as a result of the construction in the 19th century of Witley station, on the Portsmouth Direct line. King Edward's School, Witley once had its own station platform.

Former businesses[edit]

Cooper & Sons Ltd owned the Combelane walking stick factory; this was replaced by houses with small gardens and a light industrial estate. The Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Deacon Laboratory was here from 1952 to 1995, housed in the former Admiralty Signals Establishment building on Brook Road.[1] The only public house, the Wood Pigeon, closed in 2007.[2]

Architecture and gardens[edit]

King Edward's School is a Grade II listed building,[3] the school war memorial is also Grade II listed.[4] Some of the gardens in Wormley were designed by Gertrude Jekyll,[citation needed] who collaborated with Edward Lutyens from her home in Busbridge, a nearby village.

Notable former residents[edit]


  1. ^ "Oceans Wormley". Oceans Wormley. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Lost Pubs in Witley, Surrey". The Lost Pubs Project. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  3. ^ Historic England. "King Edward's School, Witley (1096890)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  4. ^ Historic England. "King Edward's School War Memorial (1434041)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  5. ^ De Bernières, Louis: Notwithstanding (Vintage 2010) ISBN 0099542021

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