Place:Great Bookham, Surrey, England

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NameGreat Bookham
TypeVillage
Coordinates51.267°N 0.367°W
Located inSurrey, England
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Great Bookham is a village in Surrey, England, located between Leatherhead and Guildford. The Bookhams – Great and Little Bookham – are part of the Saxon settlement of Bocham, "the village by the beeches". They are surrounded by common land. Great Bookham is the larger village but Little Bookham houses the railway station.

The villages are situated on the A246 which is the main route for traffic travelling between the Surrey towns of Leatherhead and Guildford. Whilst once two distinct villages, the Bookhams have long been interconnected with residential roads that give most newcomers the impression that it is in fact one large village.

The village is well known as the location of Polesden Lacey, a country house located on the southern edge of the village, surrounded by over of grounds, now owned by the National Trust and open to the public.

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