Place:Brookwood, Surrey, England

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NameBrookwood
TypeTown
Coordinates51.3°N 0.633°W
Located inSurrey, England
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Brookwood is a village in Surrey, England, located about 5 km west of Woking, in a semi-rural location. It lies on the western border of the Woking Borough (with a small part of the village in Guildford Borough).

Across the railway to the south is the village of Pirbright and Princess Royal Barracks, Deepcut is a short distance away to the west. Knaphill, and its Brookwood Manor, lie on the other side of the main A322 road. Nearby is the vast Brookwood Cemetery and Sheet's Heath, a heathland which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). There is also Smart's Heath and Brookwood Heath. Other close villages include Deepcut, Bisley, Worplesdon and West End. The site of the former Brookwood Hospital nearby has recently been redeveloped as housing.

The village borders the Basingstoke Canal which has a flight of locks here. Brookwood railway station is on the South Western Main Line (currently averaging 4 trains an hour each way). The junction with the Alton Line is about 2 km further west.

The main road is Connaught Road, a long road containing mixed Victorian terraces, Victorian/1930s/50s/70s semis and larger detached houses. Branching off are smaller cul-de-sacs with more modern houses, some which back onto the canal itself. There is a regular bus service to Guildford, Woking and Frimley. Brookwood is on the approach pattern for Farnborough airport.

Along Connaught Road there is a primary school which is 100 years old.

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