Welcome to the history of the Holmwood


Owned and managed by the National Trust, Holmwood 

Common lies to the south of Dorking in Surrey, south east England.

On these pages you will find a basic history of the Common

and the villages and farms which surround it together with brief

details of some of the area's more notable buildings and residents.

Publications on the history of the Holmwoods are listed on the

Publications pages. These include The Lost Villages: a history

of the Holmwoods.


Material on Holmwood is also included in the following books:

Suffragettes, Suffragists & Antis -

    the fight for the vote in the Surrey Hills

 The Museum Guide to Dorking - A brief history of the town and

   surrounding villages 

Dorking in the Great War