|Population||less than 5,000|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||South East Coast|
The name apparently joins the Old English wyrm, often meaning a dragon, and leah/lea, clearing.
Expansion from archetypal hamlet
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. The only public house, the Wood Pigeon, closed in 2007.
Architecture and gardens
King Edward's School is a Grade II listed building, the school war memorial is also Grade II listed. Some of the gardens in Wormley were designed by Gertrude Jekyll, who collaborated with Edward Lutyens from her home in Busbridge, a nearby village.
Notable former residents
- George Eliot is a former resident.
- Louis de Bernières who based his collection of short stories, Notwithstanding, on the local area. De Bernières muses whether Wormley is, or is no longer, the rural idyll.
- Gertrude Mary Tuckwell lived the last twenty years of her life in Little Woodlands, Combe Lane.
- "Oceans Wormley". Oceans Wormley. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
- "Lost Pubs in Witley, Surrey". The Lost Pubs Project. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
- Historic England. "King Edward's School, Witley (1096890)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
- Historic England. "King Edward's School War Memorial (1434041)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
- De Bernières, Louis: Notwithstanding (Vintage 2010) ISBN 0099542021
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