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Betchworth is a village and civil parish in the Mole Valley District of Surrey, England. The village centre is on the north bank of the River Mole and south of the A25 road almost 3 miles (4.8 km) east of Dorking and 3 miles (4.8 km) west of Reigate. Central London is 19.5 miles (31.4 km) north of the village. Service sector occupations dominate Betchworth's economy – its station and road links make it a part of the London commuter belt – combined with crop agriculture and services for the relatively large retired proportion of the population. A former lime quarry, rebuilt manor house and Grade I-listed church are within its boundaries.
Betchworth was part of the Reigate Rural District from 1894 until 1933 when it was split between Dorking Urban District and Dorking and Horley Rural District. Both parts were absorbed into the Mole Valley District in 1974.
Until 1933 Betchworth contained a village named Brockham. When the parish was split in 1933, Brockham was made a civil parish and was transferred into Dorking Urban District.
For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Betchworth.
For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Brockham.
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- Also in 1889, Croydon was made into a county borough exempt from county administration. Croydon became a London borough in 1965, and most Croydon records are held by the Croydon Local Studies Library and Archives.
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- In 1965 Staines and Sunbury were transferred from Middlesex to Surrey. In 1974 these areas became the new District of Spelthorne. Most records relating to the former Middlesex area are held by the London Metropolitan Archives.
Categories: Surrey, England | Betchworth, Surrey, England | Reigate Rural, Surrey, England | Dorking, Surrey, England | Dorking and Horley Rural, Surrey, England | Mole Valley (district), Surrey, England