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Bradshaw’s Guide

Guildford

High Street, Guildford, England. Taken between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900. Original: Library of Congress

The situation of this town on the banks of the Wey, and spreading over the steep hill as it rises from the side of the river, is particularly picturesque. It consists of a principal street, nearly a mile long from the bridge on the west to Stoke on the east, whence several smaller streets extend into the suburbs.

Guildford Castle is supposed to have been built as early as the time of the Anglo-Saxon kings. The principal part now remaining is the keep, of a quadrangular form, rising to the height of 70 feet, and built on an artificial mound of earth. Admission may be had free on application to the proprietor of a school adjoining the castle grounds.

Two miles to the eastward of the town is a fine circular race-course. The roads in the neighbourhood are extremely picturesque — that from Guildford to Farnham in particular, running along a ridge of high chalk hills, and thus commanding an extensive prospect. The trade of the town is considerable, from its central situation and convenient distance from the metropolis. The guild or town-hall and the corn market are handsome buildings.

Distances of Places from the Station
To: Miles.
Arlington
Catherine’s Hill ¾
Compton
Clandon Park
Gang Hill
Gosden 3
Halfpenny House
Henley Park
Hog’s Back
Littleton
Losely House 2
Merrow Race Course
Newark Abbey 5
New Warren
Northbrook Place
Pepper Harrow 6
Puttenham
Shalford House 2
Stoke 1
Sutton Park
Westbrook Place 3
Wonersh 3
Worplesdon 3

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