Welcome to the history of the Holmwood

Owned and managed by the National Trust, Holmwood Common lies to the south of Dorking in Surrey, south east England.

On these pages you will find a basic history of the Common and the villages and farms which surround it together with brief details of some of the area's more notable buildings and residents.

Currently available publications on the history of the Holmwoods are listed on the 'publications' pages. These include 'The Lost Villages: a history of the Holmwoods' by Kathy Atherton. Containing specially produced maps and colour drawings together with archive photographs and paintings never before seen in print.

Also available is A short guide to St Mary Magdalene, the Holmwood, its history, graves and memorials

Material on Holmwood is also included in the following books on Dorking:

The Museum Guide to Dorking - A brief history of the town and surrounding villages 

Dorking in the Great War