Place:Effingham, Surrey, England

Coordinates51.267°N 0.4°W
Located inSurrey, England
See alsoDorking Rural, Surrey, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1933
Guildford Rural, Surrey, Englandrural district in which it was located 1933-1974
Guildford (district), Surrey, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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source: Family History Library Catalog
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Effingham is a large semi-rural and rural English village since 1974 in the Borough of Guildford in Surrey, reaching from the gently sloping northern plain to the crest of the North Downs. It has a medieval parish church dedicated to St. Lawrence.

Effingham was part of the Dorking Rural District from 1894 until 1933, the Guildford Rural District from 1933 until 1974, and of the Borough of Guildford since 1974.

The village is southeast of the M25 motorway (London Orbital Motorway) and served by a railway station which provides services to London Waterloo Station.

The village was the home of Sir Barnes Wallis, inventor of the bouncing bomb which breached the Eder and Mohne dams in the Second World War. He also designed airships including the R100 and applied the geodetic construction methods to aeroplanes.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Effingham.

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