Place:Merrow, Surrey, England


Located inSurrey, England
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The village of Merrow, in Surrey, England, lies on the north-east corner of Guildford. It is about two miles from the town centre, right on the edge of the ridge of hills that forms the North Downs. Although now a relatively anonymous suburb, the village can trace its origins back many hundreds of years. According to the Institute for Name-Studies, Merrow means 'fat', literally, "probably referring to the high fertility of the land".

Merrow is separated from Burpham (to the north-west) by the New Guildford Line, the railway line between Guildford and Effingham Junction.

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