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+ COMPLETED + : New England, West End (Chobham), Surrey
« on: Saturday 13 December 08 13:10 GMT (UK) »
Seeking info on the history of this small settlement called 'New England (Hill)' within Brentmoor Heath Common just NW of West End, on the A322 - its only accessible by trackway from the A322 Gordon Boys School r'bout or the B311  Red Road. (Today there are 5 dwellings, 2 quite old and thatched .... )

http://www.streetmap.co.uk/idmap.srf?x=493500&y=161500&z=120&sv=new+england&st=3&tl=Map+of+New+England,+Surrey+&searchp=ids.srf&mapp=idmap.srf

It can be found on all Census back to 1841, and is surrounded by War Department granite boundary posts, isolating it from the Common which the Army acquired in 1879 for £10 per acre compensation monies to the locals ...

It appears on many old maps of the area, including Roques, and is as much a 'landmark' as the nearby 'Three Barrows'. But it doesnt appear in 'Surrey Placenames' or similar publications.

No luck in searching A2A so far .... and Surrey Archives in Woking nor Surrey Heath Museum could throw any light on it.

any pointers appreciated .. would really like to know how it became so named !

Cheers, The Newfster  :)

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Re: New England, West End (Chobham), Surrey
« Reply #1 on: Monday 16 March 09 12:29 GMT (UK) »
Added: Surrey Archives and SHBC Museum are unaware, and also its not to be confused with old strip-map references to a New England near Englefield Green / Viriginia water
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Re: New England, West End (Chobham), Surrey
« Reply #2 on: Monday 16 March 09 19:25 GMT (UK) »


Have you tried the Surrey History Centre?

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Re: New England, West End (Chobham), Surrey
« Reply #3 on: Monday 16 March 09 19:30 GMT (UK) »
Yes, been there and Surrey Heath Museum - very helpful, even turned up another New England Reference near Virginia Water, which then lead to interesting finds about Roman Roads in the area.



Just popped back in and glad to see that your remarks (and a lot more) have been edited out.

Implied apology accepted  :-*
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