In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Holmwood like this:
HOLMWOOD, a tything in Dorking parish, and a chapelry in Dorking and Capel parishes, Surrey; on the Dorking and Horsham railway, 2 miles S of Dorking. They have a post office under Dorking, and a r. station. The chapelry was constituted in 1839. Pop. in 1861, 1, 211. Houses, 240. Pop. of the Dorking portion, 1, 061. ...
Houses, 211. Holmwood common was anciently a chase of the Earls of Warrene; was noted, in holly bushes; and has pleasant and varied views. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £120.* Patron, the Bishop of Winchester. The church was built in 1838; was afterwards altered and enlarged; acquired a new S aisle in 1862; and contains monuments of the Larpents and the Cazalets.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Holmwood, in Mole Valley and Surrey | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 29th April 2017
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