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Discover Dockenfield

23rd July 2024, 10:30 - 13:00

 

 

DISCOVER DOCKENFIELD, GU10

TUESDAY 23 JULY 2024

10.30 – 1pm

 

 

 

Join Gordon Jackson on a gentle guided walk around the beautiful village of Dockenfield, which is about 7 miles south of Farnham.

This walk is classed as Easy and is approximately 2.5km.     

We are delighted to be hosted by Amanda Adolph, who is Chairman of Dockenfield Parish Council, and fellow council member and long-term resident Jill Trout.

Dockenfield  village is known for its picturesque rural setting and tranquil atmosphere. It is in one of the candidate areas for the National Landscape extension.

In the Domesday Book of 1086, Dockenfield is recorded as “Dochesfelt”, indicating that it was already an established settlement during the Norman period. Over the centuries, the village grew and developed, with agriculture being the main occupation of its residents.

During the medieval period, Dockenfield was part of the Manor of Farnham, owned by the Bishop of Winchester. The village was primarily an agricultural community, with farming and livestock rearing being the main sources of income for its inhabitants.

Today, Dockenfield retains much of its rural charm and is known for its beautiful countryside, traditional cottages, and historic buildings. It is a popular destination for nature lovers and those seeking a peaceful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Our walk will be along country lanes and across meadows, with views across to the South Downs and discovering about the village’s connections with Lord Baden-Powell and Oscar Wilde as well as being shown various historic houses. We will also hear about the nature conservation work that the village has undertaken.

We will visit The Church of the Good Shepherd, Dockenfield which was built in 1911 and is a beautiful example of the arts and crafts movement and architecture of the period.

Of particular note are the two stained glass windows designed by Pauline Baynes, who lived in the village. She is best known for her work with CS Lewis on “The Narnia Chronicles’, and for JRR Tolkien on ‘Lord of the Rings’ and “TheHobbit’. She also drew the memorable front cover to Richard Adams’s wonderful book on the world of rabbits, “Watership Down”.

You may like to have lunch at the charming Bluebell Inn. This traditional English pub is known for its warm and welcoming atmosphere and delicious food. The Inn is a historic building with a rustic feel that exudes character and charm. With its traditional red clay tile roof, exposed beams, and cozy interior, it offers a quintessential English pub experience.  You will need to make your own arrangements.

This event is not designed for young children , pushchairs or wheelchairs.

Dogs are welcome.

Cost to Members: £7.00
Cost to Non-members: £10.00

Deadline for booking is 17 July 2024.

Any enquiries please contact us at info@surreyhillssociety.org


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Ticket Type Price Spaces
Member Ticket £7.00
Non Member Ticket £10.00

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