Place:Alfold, Surrey, England

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NameAlfold
Alt namesAlfold Barssource: settlement in parish
Alfold Crosswayssource: settlement in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.096°N 0.5197°W
Located inSurrey, England
See alsoBlackheath Hundred, Surrey, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Waverley District, Surrey, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

Alfold is a village and civil parish in the Waverley District of Surrey on the border of West Sussex. Alfold is a dispersed or polyfocal village in the Green Belt, which is buffered from all other settlements. The Greensand Way runs north of the village along the Greensand Ridge and two named localities (Alfold Crossways and Alfold Bars) exist to the north and south of the historic village centre which feature pubs, a set of stocks and a whipping post.

The population was 1,059 in the 2011 UK census.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Alford.

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History

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