Place:Brockham, Surrey, England

TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates51.233°N 0.286°W
Located inSurrey, England
See alsoBetchworth, Surrey, Englandcivil parish of which it was part until 1933
Dorking, Surrey, Englandurban district in which it was located 1933-1974
Mole Valley District, Surrey, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
Brockham was a village in the parish of Betchworth until 1933. In that year it was made a civil parish and transferred to Dorking Urban District. The part of Betchworth further from Dorking transferred to the Dorking and Horley Rural District. The whole area is now part of Mole Valley District in Surrey, England.
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The village lies south of Box Hill, with the River Mole flowing west through the village. At the 2011 census, it had a population of 2,868.


Agriculture previously provided most of the employment for villagers, although further work was to be found in the nearby Brockham Hills from the mid-19th century, when they were quarried for chalk and hearthstone - an operation run by the Brockham Brick Company Limited until 1911 and by the Brockham Lime and Hearthstone Company until 1936 when the works closed. From 1945, Beecham Research Laboratories Ltd (now part of Glaxo Smith Kline) operated from Brockham Park at the southern end of the village. In 1959, Brockham Park became famous when Beecham scientists there discovered the penicillin nucleus, 6-APA (6-aminopenicillanic acid); this discovery allowed the synthesis of a number of new semisynthetic penicillins.

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Surrey Research Tips


Administrative boundaries of the county of Surrey (Surrey History Centre. The centre has a website with a number of useful indexes--titheholders in various parishes, deaths at the county gaol, etc.)

Registration Districts

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GENUKI provisions

The website GENUKI provides a very comprehensive list of reference sources for the County of Surrey. It includes:

  • Archives and Libraries
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  • 19th century descriptions of the ecclesiastical parishes
  • Lists of cemeteries
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