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This website has been created by the Parish Council
to help give you an insight into the villages of the Parish,
details of what they have to offer in the way of amenities
and useful information about the Parish Council itself.
We also hope that the web site will give you a taste
of what it is like to live in the area.
We hope that in providing this information you
will be able to access practical information you
may require about the local area. It may also encourage you to
become more involved with a wide range of village activities
and to enjoy being part of a very special way of life.
The Civil Parish of Wonersh includes the three villages of Blackheath, Shamley Green and Wonersh, and
is located in South West Surrey some 35 miles from London
and 4 miles from Guildford. The present civil parish was created in
1895 and is one of the 17 towns and parishes within the Borough
of Waverley. It overlaps (though not entirely) the two separate ecclesiastical parishes of Shamley Green and Wonersh with Blackheath within the Diocese of Guildford.
There are three main settlements in the Parish: Wonersh
– an early Saxon hamlet that has steadily developed over the centuries; Shamley Green –
a late Saxon hamlet which developed into a separate village during the 19th century; and Blackheath – a small hamlet that also developed during the Victorian period.
The villages are surrounded by hills and heaths, woods
and fields, connected by an extensive network of footpaths
The area is valued for its tranquil, rural setting.
Wonersh Parish lies in the Green Belt and the Surrey
Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. At the heart
of each village lies a Conservation Area of special
architectural or historic interest. There are 1,319
properties in the parish, of which more than 100 are
listed buildings. Please click on the Parish Design Statement for more details
We hope that you find this web site useful and interesting.
have any suggestions for additional information or links
that should be included on the site please let us know
If you would like to get involved in any of the village
organisations or events please use the contacts details
provided. If you have any problems finding the right
person to talk to, please e-mail the Parish Clerk at
or call him on 01483 892601 or write to: The Parish Office, Wonersh Sports Pavilion, The Common, Wonersh, GU5 0PJ.