Lying in the extreme south eastern corner of Surrey is the ancient parish of Lingfield known to be in existence at the time of the Domesday book, but for some reason not mentioned in it.
A will made around 960 during the reign of King Edgar refers to certain lands in Lingfield and the advowson (patronage) of the church as part of a gift to the Abbey of Hyde, near Winchester.
It is from the 14th and 15th centuries that more detailed records of the parish really appeared as the great Wealden forest was being developed for agriculture and the iron industry, the latter just over the border in Sussex.
It's now famous for horseracing at Lingfield Park with regular races through the year or for animal life of a different kind pay a visit to the British Wildlife Centre.
Set in beautiful Surrey countryside, Lingfield Park is one of the country's busiest racecourses....0.83 miles away
The British Wildlife Centre is the best place to see and learn about Britain’s own wonderful...1.49 miles away
A beautiful stone Jacobean almshouse round a quadrangle. Galleried Founder's Hall with hammerbeam...2.86 miles away
Vanguard Way is the ideal route for the walking enthusiast. At 66 miles (107 km) of beautiful...3.64 miles away
Hidden woodlands, lush green meadows, tranquil ponds and an ancient common3.92 miles away
Designed by Philip Webb in the 1890s for wealthy solicitor, James Beale, and his family, Standen is...4.94 miles away
Ancient common on the Greensand Ridge where time comes home to sleep
Limpsfield Common was used by...5.66 miles away
Romantic 13th century moated castle, once Anne Boleyn's childhood home. Magnificently furnished...5.7 miles away
The Festival Theatre is an open air venue in a magical location offering a wide selection of shows...5.79 miles away
Farm Shop, Butchery, Gift Barn. Tea Room, Garden & Play Area. PYO, Seasonal Events, Espresso Bar,...6.01 miles away
Far from the sea, but still a great view
Mariners Hill is much enjoyed by local people and dog...6.12 miles away
Outdoor activity centre offering:
canoeing, climbing, archery, abseiling, crate challenge,...6.23 miles away
Family home of Sir Winston Churchill with house and gardens very much as in his day. Memorabilia,...6.48 miles away
Offering beginner lessons for individuals, and groups of all sizes. Ride the Hill can offer...6.53 miles away
Founded in December 1888, it is one of the longest established golf clubs in Sussex. A little gem...6.56 miles away
Chiddingstone Castle, whose history can be traced back to the early 16th Century, is a unique...6.96 miles away