Place:Mickleham, Surrey, England

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NameMickleham
TypeVillage
Coordinates51.267°N 0.333°W
Located inSurrey, England
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Mickleham is a village and civil parish between the towns of Dorking and Leatherhead in Surrey, England covering . The parish includes the hamlet of Fredley.

History

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Mickleham lies near to the old Roman road known as Stane Street. Then, acquiring its Old English based name, the small settlement lay within the Copthorne hundred used for meetings of the wealthy and powerful for strategic purposes in Anglo-Saxon England.

Mickleham appears in Domesday Book of 1086 as Michelham and Micleham. It was partly held by Nigel from the Bishop of Bayeux and partly by Oswald from (under) Richard de Tonbridge. Its domesday assets were: 7 hides; 1 church, 7 ploughs, of meadow, woodland worth 4 hogs. It rendered £10 per year to its overlords.

Ninety Victorian workmen, 'considered navvies' died in an accident when a tunnel they were working on collapsed through Norbury Park within the parish. The village has featured prominently in cycling, following the loops of Box Hill adopted by various versions of the London-Surrey Cycle Classic which has acquired a federation of European cycling points status as an annual event, since its use in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.

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