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Horley

Horley shown within Surrey
Population 21,232[1]
OS grid reference TQ278431
District Reigate and Banstead
Shire county Surrey
Region South East
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Redhill
Postcode district RH6
Dialling code 01293
Police Surrey
Fire Surrey
Ambulance South East Coast
UK Parliament East Surrey
European Parliament South East England
List of places: UKEnglandSurrey

Coordinates: 51°10′25″N 0°10′20″W / 51.1736, -0.1721 Image File history File links Size of this preview: 709 × 599 pixels Full resolution (1275 × 1078 pixel, file size: 253 KB, MIME type: image/png) Surrey outline, showing motorways and urban areas. ... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... This article is about the English county. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... Reigate and Banstead is a local government district with borough status in east Surrey. ... Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are one of the four levels of English administrative division used for the purposes of local government. ... This article is about the English county. ... The region, also known as Government Office Region, is currently the highest tier of local government subnational entity of England in the United Kingdom. ... South East England is one of the nine official regions of England. ... Constituent countries is a phrase used, often by official institutions, in contexts in which a number of countries make up a larger entity or grouping; thus the OECD has used the phrase in reference to the former Yugoslavia[1], the Soviet Union and European institutions such as the Council of... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... A post town is a required part of all UK postal addresses. ... Redhill is a town in the borough of Reigate and Banstead, Surrey, England and is part of the London commuter belt. ... UK postal codes are known as postcodes. ... The RH postcode area, also known as the Redhill postcode area[2], is a group of twenty postal districts in Surrey and Sussex, which are subdivisions of eight post towns. ... The UK telephone numbering plan, also known as the National Numbering Plan, is regulated by the Office of Communications (Ofcom), which replaced the Office of Telecommunications (Oftel) in 2003. ... Surrey Police is the Home Office police force the county of Surrey in the south of England The force is lead by Chief Constable Bob Quick and has its headquarters at Mount Browne, Guildford, Surrey. ... A Fire Appliance belonging to the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service The fire service in the United Kingdom has undergone dramatic changes since the beginning of the 21st century, a process that has been propelled by a devolution of central government powers, new legislation and a change to operational... The Surrey Fire and Rescue Service is the statuory fire & rescue service for the County of Surrey, England, with 24 fire stations. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... As of 1st July the NHS Ambulance Services Trusts of Kent, Surrey and Sussex are being joined together to form a new South East Coast Ambulance Service . ... The United Kingdom House of Commons is made up of Members of Parliament (MPs). ... Surrey East is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... This is a list of Members of the European Parliament for the United Kingdom in the 2004 to 2009 session, ordered by name. ... South East England is a constituency of the European Parliament. ... List of cities in the United Kingdom List of towns in England Lists of places within counties List of places in Bedfordshire List of places in Berkshire List of places in Buckinghamshire List of places in Cambridgeshire List of places in Cheshire List of places in Cleveland List of places... This is a list of cities, towns and villages in the ceremonial county of Surrey, England. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


Horley is a town in Surrey, England, situated south of the twin towns of Reigate and Redhill, and north of Gatwick Airport and Crawley. This article is about the English county. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... , Reigate is an historic market town in Surrey, England at the foot of the North Downs, and in the London commuter belt. ... Redhill is a town in the borough of Reigate and Banstead, Surrey, England and is part of the London commuter belt. ... Gatwick Airport (IATA Airport Code: LGW, ICAO Airport Code: EGKK) is Londons second airport and the second largest airport in the UK after Heathrow. ... Crawley is a town and local government district in West Sussex, England. ...


With fast links by train to London from Horley railway station, it has grown popular with commuters in recent years. Despite significant local opposition, The Horley Master Plan, which was approved by Reigate & Banstead Borough Council in February 2005, will see almost 2,600 new homes, built by Wates and Martin Grant Homes.[2] This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Horley railway station serves the town of Horley in Surrey, England. ... Commuting is the process of travelling from a place of residence to a place of work. ... Reigate and Banstead is a local government district with borough status in east Surrey. ... February 2005 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - → Pope John Paul II is taken to a hospital suffering from a serious case of influenza. ...

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History

In early times the Weald was a densely forested and marshy area. During Saxon times, the Manor of Horley came under the control of the Benedictine Abbey of St Peter at Chertsey. The Manor passed to Henry VIII on the dissolution of the monasteries in 1539 and changed hands several times during the next sixty years. A weald once meant a dense forest, especially the famous great wood once stretching far beyond the ancient counties of Sussex and Kent, England, where this country of smaller woods is still called the Weald. ... This article is about a community of trees. ... This article is about marsh, a type of wetland. ... For other uses, see Anglo-Saxon. ... Chertsey Abbey, dedicated to St Peter, was a Benedictine monastery located at Chertsey in the English county of Surrey. ... According to tradition, Peter was crucified upside-down, as shown in this painting by Caravaggio. ... Map of Chertsey (from OpenStreetMap) Chertsey Bridge The Old Town Hall Chertsey is a town in Surrey, England, on the River Thames, and its tributary rivers such as the River Bourne. ... Henry VIII (28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547) was King of England and Lord of Ireland (later King of Ireland) from 22 April 1509 until his death. ... dissolution see Dissolution. ...


In 1602 it became the property of Christ's Hospital in London and the original map of the manor is now held at the Guildhall in the City of London. This shows that Horley consisted of three hamlets around a huge open common. One was around the area occupied by St Bartholomew’s Church and the Six Bells public house; another by the River Mole and the third in Horley Row where some of Horley’s oldest buildings can still be seen. Bluecoat School directs here. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The Guildhall The Guildhall complex in c. ... Motto: Domine dirige nos Latin: Lord, guide us Shown within Greater London Sovereign state United Kingdom Constituent country England Region Greater London Status sui generis, City and Ceremonial County Admin HQ Guildhall Government  - Leadership see text  - Mayor John Stuttard  - MP Mark Field  - London Assembly John Biggs Area  - City  1. ... Michelangelos The Last Judgement shows Saint Bartholomew holding the knife of his martyrdom and his flayed skin. ... The River Mole is a river in Southern England, rising in West Sussex near Gatwick Airport and flowing north. ...


The Common was enclosed in 1812, new roads were laid and the intervening land was sold. In 1809 and later in 1816, two turnpikes were introduced to allow the operation of regular coach services from London to Brighton. The railway was laid in 1841 and a station was built in the town. From that position, and from that date, Horley grew at a slow rate until 1950. Since then its population has doubled. A toll road, turnpike or tollpike is a road on which a toll authority collects a fee for use. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Brighton is located on the south coast of England, and together with its immediate neighbour Hove forms the city of Brighton and Hove. ...


Schools

Horley has one secondary school (Y7-Y11), one primary school (Y1-Y6), two junior schools(Y3-Y6), and three infant schools, as well as close links with schools from Charlwood, Salfords and Smallfield/Burstow. The main secondary school is Oakwood School, on Balcombe Road. There are currently no colleges or sixth forms in Horley, so most students would go to Redhill or Reigate (e.g St. Bede's School and Reigate College) or to Crawley to continue their education. Charlwood is a small village in southeastern Surrey, on the northwest perimeter of Gatwick Airport. ... Salfords is a village in the Borough of Reigate and Banstead, Surrey, UK. It lies approximately 3 miles south of Redhill on the A23 London to Brighton road. ... Smallfield is a village located in Surrey, England. ... Burstow is a parish in Tandridge, Surrey, England. ... Balcombe Street Siege (IRA Incident in London) Balcombe (Village, Sussex, England) This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Redhill is a town in the borough of Reigate and Banstead, Surrey, England and is part of the London commuter belt. ... , Reigate is an historic market town in Surrey, England at the foot of the North Downs, and in the London commuter belt. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Crawley is a town and local government district in West Sussex, England. ...


Sports

Horley is the home town of Horley Town F.C. established in 1898.[3] It also has a cricket club, a tennis club and a bowls club. Horley Town F.C. is a football club based in England. ... Bowler Shaun Pollock bowls to batsman Michael Hussey. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... Swifts Creek Bowls Club Bowls (also known as Lawn Bowls or Lawn Bowling) is a precision sport in which the goal is to roll slightly radially asymmetrical balls (called bowls) closer to a smaller white ball (the jack or kitty) than ones opponent is able to do. ...


Culture and the Arts

Horley is home to the Archway Theatre, Britains only "under the arches" theatre. Located under the arches of the Victoria Road railway bridge, the theatre consists of a bar, auditorium, studio and rehearsal rooms. The main auditorium seats 95 and the studio seats 40. The company presents 10 full productions each year as well as number of studio events and youth productions. Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ...


References

  1. ^ Surrey County Council census data
  2. ^ Horley regeneration Plan
  3. ^ Horley Town FC

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