Vintage and Second Hand Books about our surrounding villages

These books are all vintage or second hand – please note the condition, they could be showing signs of wear and tear.

Abinger

Crossways Farm, Abinger by Shirley Corke

A donation from a Museum supporter.

16 page booklet printed in 1992.

Describes the history of the farm in Abinger Hammer. 


The book is priced at £2.00. 


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Crossways Farm – Owners and Some Occupiers by Shirley Corke

A brief history of a 17th Century Farm.

The farmhouse in George Meredith’s “Diana of the Crossways”.

Published in 1992. 16 pages with black and white photographs and drawings.

The book has been damaged by water – but is perfectly readable. Includes literature from when the house was a Bed and Breakfast.

The book is priced at £3.00.

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Betchworth

Betchworth Within Living Memory – The Big Houses of Betchworth

Donated by a Museum supporter.

A 35 page booklet with black and white drawings.

The booklet gives detailed histories of “The Big Houses of Betchworth”.

The book is showing age marks on the bottom of some of the pages – and has writing on the front cover.

Priced at £2.00

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Betchworth within Living Memory – The Farms, Lime Works, Church, Inns, Forge, School, Wonham Mill

Donated by a Museum supporter.

A 48 page booklet with black and white drawings.

The booklet gives detailed histories of The Farms, Lime Works, Church, Inns, Forge, School, Wonham Mill in Betchworth.

Priced at £2.00. 

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Remembered – Betchworth Men 1914 – 1919 by Karen Wilson

Biographies of all the soldiers who died in World War One and are remembered on the Betchworth War Memorial.

Donated by a Museum supporter. 

64 pages. Published in 2014 with colour, black and white photographs.

The booklet is priced at £2.00.

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Blackheath

All Saints’ Blackheath – The War Memorial Screen by Julian Bowsher & Robert Williams

195 men left Blackheath in South East London to fight in the Great War of whom 39 paid the ultimate price.

This publication which is the result of tireless work and a great commitment by both authors, will serve future generations well.

Published in 2018, 72 pages with black and white and colour photographs.

The book is priced at £3.00

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Bookham

Polesden Lacey Guidebook. National Trust

Donated by a Museum supporter.

 Published in 1999 by the National Trust. 

Book has a name and address stickers in the inside cover.

Priced at £2.00

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Polesden Lacey Souvenir Guidebook. National Trust

 Donated by a Museum supporter.

Published in 2008 by the National Trust. 

Priced at £1.00

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A Celebration of Mrs Greville

Donated by a Museum supporter.

 This is photocopied document that was given out to National Trust volunteers at Polesden Lacey – and contains an extensive collection of excerpts from books containing information on Mrs. Greville of Polesden Lacey 

Priced at £3.00

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Box Hill

The Book of Box Hill by G. E. Hutchings

Published in 1952. 

50 page history of Box Hill, including fold out maps.

This is a second hand book and is showing signs of wear.

Donated by a Museum supporter.

Priced at £3.00

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Brockham

Birth of a Parish Christ Church, Brockham by K. M. Dodson

A brief history of the Church in Brockham

Donated by a Museum supporter. 

16 pages. No publication date – but sometime after 1980.

Signed by the author.

Priced at £2.00.

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Farnham

A Survey of the Prehistory of the Farnham District

Prepared for the Surrey Archaeological Society by K. P. Oakley, W. F. Rankine and A.W.G. Lowther.

270 pages with black and white drawings and fold out maps. One map is ripped.

Published in 1939.

Ex library book – so stamps etc. Front cover has been damaged.

The book is priced at £20.00

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Holmwood

The Holmwood. Compiled by Bill Smith

A donation from a Museum supporter.

A Surrey Village. A history over 2,000 years.

32 pages including black and white photographs. Published in 1982.

Priced at £1.00


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A Commoner’s Cottage by Frances Mountford

Donated by a Museum supporter.

This book is the story of a humble cottage on the edge of Holmwood Common in Surrey which has been there for over four hundred years – and home to thirteen families.

Frances Mountford lived in the cottage and traced its history.

First published in 1992 and reprinted in 1995. 160 pages with coloured drawings.

The book has damage to the top of the spine – and slight damage to the inside cover.

Priced at £4.00

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Leigh

Leigh Place, Surrey and its Owners by John Watney

Donated by a Museum supporter.

The book has an inscription – a couple of pages have come loose – and (I think) there’s a couple of extra photographs that have been tucked into the book.

Published in 1893. 50 pages with Black and White photographs and line drawings. For more photographs of the book – click on the buying link.

The book is priced at £10.00.

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Mickleham

Mickleham War Memorial

Historical profiles of the men whose names are listed on the Cross of Remembrance Mickleham, Surrey

Researched and compiled by the Mickleham & Westhumble Local History Group 2014-2016.

This booklet is 52 pages with black and white and colour photographs.

Published 2016.

The booklet is showing signs of wear – but is perfectly readable.

The booklet is priced at £3.00.

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Ranmore

The House on the Hill. The Story of Ranmore and Denbies by S.E.D. Fortescue

Including biographies of the people who lived in the houses, including Jonathan Myers and Thomas Cubitt.

Published in 1993. 124 pages.

The book is in good condition.

The book is priced at £3.00

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Shere

The Tillingbourne River Story by Shere, Gomshall and Peaslake Local History Society

The history of the river in Wotton, Abinger, Gomshall, Shere, Albury, Chilworth and Shalford, Surrey.

Donated by a Museum supporter

40 pages. Published in 1984.

Priced at £2.50.

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Westcott

Growing Up In Westcott by David Knight

Written by local author David Knight – this is an affectionate account of life in a small Surrey village throughout the 1940’s and 1950’s. 

Surplus item from the Museum shop – with stickers on the front cover.

Published in 1995. 28 pages.

The booklet is priced at £1.00

Buy it online here.

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