Box Hill  Surrey


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Box Hill like this:

BOX-HILL, a railway station and a hill in Surrey. The station is on the Red Hill and Reading branch of the Southeastern railway, ½ a mile SE of Burford-Bridge, and 1½ ENE of Dorking. The hill adjoins the station; rises over the Mole river; has an altitude of 445 feet above the river's level; and commands a noble view from the south downs of Sussex to the N of London. ...

Its N side is murally steep, and all verdurous; its W side, to the extent of about 230 acres, is covered with box; its ascent, from the main road, is provided with seats; and its summit is crowned with a cottage of its proprietor, H. T. Hope, Esq.

Box Hill through time

Box Hill is now part of Mole Valley district. Click here for graphs and data of how Mole Valley has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Box Hill itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Box Hill, in Mole Valley and Surrey | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 19th September 2021

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