Place:Walton-on-the-Hill, Surrey, England

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NameWalton-on-the-Hill
Alt namesWalton on the Hillsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeVillage
Coordinates51.283°N 0.25°W
Located inSurrey, England
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Walton-on-the-Hill, Surrey, is a village in England midway between Reigate and Epsom, on the North Downs just inside the M25 London orbital motorway. Along part of its green buffers on all sides, it borders to the north-east its post town, Tadworth. Other neighbouring villages are Kingswood, Burgh Heath, Headley and Box Hill.

The name Walton comes from settlement/farmstead of Wealas - Anglo-Saxon (Old English) for "Celtic-speaking tribes" or by derivation, "strangers/foreigners", see later form Welsh people and related old-fashioned phrases.

A legal record of 1418 mentioning 'Wauton Athill may refer to the village.

Walton-on-the-Hill has a large pond, a green, a small primary school, convenience/repair shops and several public houses.

History

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The Romans are known to have settled here in the 1st century AD: a substantial villa has been excavated in Sandlands Road, and is believed to have been inhabited until around 400 AD. Roman finds have been discovered here and in the neighbouring village of Headley.

Walton-on-the-Hill lay within the Copthorne hundred, an administrative division devised by the Saxons.

Walton-on-the-Hill was called Waltone in Domesday Book of 1086. It was held by John from Richard Fitz Gilbert. Its Domesday assets were: 2 hides and 1 virgate. It had 5½ ploughs, 1 house in Southwark. It rendered £6. There is an early post-conquest motte within the grounds of Walton Place, the remains of a timber castle.

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