(Featuring the Articles and Archive of Iain Wakeford)




The boundaries of what I think of a Horsell & Woodham may not be the same as your interpretation, and any local authority or ecclesiastical boundaries may well have changed over time, so if you cannot find what you are looking for in this section, it may be in a neighbouring area or perhaps one of the more general sections.

For instance there are some parts that were historically in Horsell which I have included in the 'Knaphill' area (such as Knaphill Nursery) or 'Goldsworth' (such as the Lakeview Estate), whilst I have generally included all the area north of the Basingstoke Canal within Horsell, even though the old boundary was along Boundary Road and Horsell Moor (so that the Boundary Road Industrial Estates is now in the 'Town Centre' section, but the houses of Horsell Moor are here).

I have tried to divide the archive into logical sections to make finding things easier, but this is not a comprehensive list of items in my archive, just an indication of some of the pre-2000 items I hold, so if you cannot find what you are looking for please ask.

Not everything has been scanned, but those that have are highlighted in blue on the list, so if you find something listed in white that you are interested in please let me know and I will try to get it up on this site as soon as possible.


Deeds, Sales Brochures Etc.

I have been lent or given various deeds, sales brochures, etc., for properties all over the Woking area, some of which I have scanned an put on this site. The following relate to this area.



1895 Abstract of Title

1921 Supplement to Abstract of Title


Brewery Road

1980s (Pre 1986) Plans for Woking Hotel on Brewery Road Car Park

1989 Proposed Hotel Ibis Plans for Brewery Road Car Park

1990 Design Report for the Woking Arts Centre on Brewery Road Car Park


Carleton Road

1961 Conveyance


Carthouse Lane –

1935 Conveyance

1954 Conveyance


Church Hill Estate

1901 Abstract of Title

1907 Brochure of Drowley & Co, Builders & Contractors (showing houses in Hook Heath, Heathside, Maybury and Horsell - amongst other places)


Church Road

1923 Abstract of Title & Restrictive Covenants (Corner House)

1944 Conveyance (Thurlstone)


Graylands -

1910 Abstract of Title


High Street

1899 Sale Particulars for Horsell Nursery Estate

1939 Sale Particulars for Ebenezer Cottage, High Street


Horsell Moor

1938 Auction Brochure for houses in Old Woking & Woking (and other areas)


Manor Road –

1898 Conveyance

1904 Abstract of Title

1904 Conveyance


Morton Road/South Road

1919 Conveyance

1960 Conveyance

1960 Abstract of Title Supplemental


Viggory Lane – 

1898 Abstract of Title

1933 Abstract of Title


Waldens Park Road, -

1902 Conveyance

1920 Abstract of Title

1920 Conveyance

1928 Abstract of Title

1928 Conveyance

1964 Conveyance


Well Lane  -

Newbrookes  - 1898 Abstract of Title


Wheatsheaf Area

1990 Auction Brochure for 37 The Grove, Horsell

1990s Sales Brochures for Various Horsell Housing Schemes


Woodham Hall

1935 Brochure of the Woodham Hall Estate

Items Relating to Local Businesses

A number of items relate to local businesses, such as brochures, magazines, invoices etc. They are listed here.

1920 Woking Co-operative Pictorial Souvenir


Items Relating to Local Organisations

Some items relate to local charities and organisations and such as political parties, uniformed organisations, societies, and religious groups.


1914 Horsell Common Baptist Chapel

1916 Horsell Street Directory

1922 Woking & Horsell War Memorial

1925 (May) All Saints Woodham Parish Magazines

1957 Woking Victoria Hospital New Ward Opening

1959 The West Surrey & Horsell Beagles

1965 Trinity Methodist Church Opening

1972 Trinity Methodist Church Centenary

1989/90 Prospectus for Horsell High School

1993 Horsell Scout & Guides May Fayre

1993 Horsell Village Show

1995 (June) Horsell Common Preservation Society Newsletter

1995 (Summer) The Resident (Newsletter of the Horsell Residents’ Association)

1995 (Autumn) Horsellwide Residents Association Newsletter (Autumn 1995)


Horsell Parish Magazines

(Jun 1970) (Mar 1973) (Apr 1973) (Oct1973) (Nov 1973) (Jan 1974) (Feb 1974) (Mar 1986) (Apr 1986) (May 1986) (Jul 1986) (Mar1990) (Apr 1994)


Horsell Matters

(Jun 1995) (Aug 1995) (Oct 1995) (Feb 1996) (Apr 1996) (June 1996) (Aug 1996) (Aug/Sep 1997) Oct/Nov 1997) (Dec/Jan 1998) (Feb/Mar 1998) (Apr/May 1998) (Jun/Jul 1998) (Aug/Sep 1998) (Oct/Nov 1998) (Apr/May 1999) (Jun/Jul 1999) (Aug/Sep 1999) (Oct/Nov 1999) Dec/Jan 2000)

All the contents of this website are copyrighted and should not be reproduced in any form for commercial purposes without prior agreement. Anybody wishing to copy material for private and research study purposes may do so.      © Iain Wakeford, 2018.