Dorking

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Coordinates: 51°14′02″N 0°19′54″W / 51.2340°N 0.3318°W / 51.2340; -0.3318

Dorking (pronounced /ˈdɔrkɪŋ/) is a historic market town at the foot of the North Downs approximately 25 miles (40 km) south of London, in Surrey, England.

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History and development

Dorking began life as a small staging post on Stane Street, the Roman Road which linked London to Chichester on the English Channel.

Dorking appears in Domesday Book of 1086 as the Manor of Dorchinges. It was held by William the Conqueror. Its domesday assets were: one church, 3 mills worth 15s 4d, 16 ploughs, 3 acres (1.2 ha) of meadow, woodland and herbage worth 88 hogs. It rendered £18.[1]

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