Whilst looking at the history of individual properties in Old Woking works for the more recent history, the further back in time you go, the harder it is to tie down the story to just one building (or even group of buildings) - so in this section I intend to look at the more general history of the village, starting with the geology of the area and trying to define exactly where 'Old Woking' begins and ends.
Old Woking Defined - is there still such a place as 'Old Woking' and if so, where exactly does it begin - geographically, rather than historically?
Prehistory - a look at some of the evidence found (so far) of man's earliest existance in our area.
Anglo-Saxon Times - examining what some historians think they know about the Old Woking area during the 'Dark Ages'.
Woking Minster - the many myths about Woking's Monastery.
Norman Woking - looking at some of the views of the early development of this area in the early Medieval period.
Alan Basset's Woking - the granting of the Manor of Woking, out of royal hands, in the late 12th century to Alan Basset.
Alan Basset's Offspring - the continuing story of the Manor of Woking under Gilbert, Fulk and Philip Basset (and Philip's daughter, Aliva).
Forest Law - this area under Forest Law and the Despenser's.
Early 14th Century Woking - just that, Woking in the early 14th century.
Mid 14th Century Woking - likewise!
Late 14th & Early 15th Century Woking - you get the picture.
Lady Margaret Beaufort - a look at her time and the household accounts relating to this area in the late 15th century.