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Pictures of Shere

a Picturesque Village in the county of Surrey

Shere Church

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About Shere

This lovely tranquil village on the picturesque Tillingbourne, nestles beneath the rolling countryside of the North Downs. It is rich with pretty cottages with black and white timber-framing, many with over-hanging first storeys, with some dating from the 16th century.

The attractive Church of St.James is approached via a Lych-gate designed by Sir Edwin Luytens in 1902. The church is believed to date from 1190, it has a Norman tower, and pointed arches characteristic of Early English style.

A legend exists telling of a time when King John visited the tree encircled waters of the Silent Pool lying a mile west of the village. He is said to have surprised a maiden bathing naked, she was so over-come that she slipped and drowned! Fact or fiction, this is still a delightful tale, the stuff that English country villages are made of.

Shere is found between Guildford and Dorking, lying close to the North Downs Way.

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Those magnificent men in their flying machines

Guildford (164 Pictures)

in the county of Surrey

(4.6 miles, 7.4 km, direction W of Shere)

It has a High Street of mellow Georgian buildings, and despite changing times Guildford is a town that has managed to maintain its charm and character...

Living on the edge

Dorking (64 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Surrey

(6.0 miles, 9.7 km, direction E of Shere)

It is here that romantically Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton said their good byes before Nelson departed for the Battle of Trafalgar in the year 1805...

Cobham, Surrey.

Cobham (36 Pictures)

in the county of Surrey

(7.9 miles, 12.7 km, direction N of Shere)

Cobham Mill rests on a picturesque stretch of the river surrounded by dipping weeping willows and graceful swans...

A picture of Epsom

Epsom (31 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Surrey

(11.8 miles, 19.0 km, direction NE of Shere)

Epsom, is known world-wide for what is perhaps the most famous horse race of all time - The Derby...

At the air show

Farnborough (63 Pictures)

in the county of Hampshire

(13.2 miles, 21.2 km, direction W of Shere)

This town is listed in the Doomsday Book of 1086, then it was a mere settlement which over the passing centuries developed into a village...

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Display in Shere Museum

Shere Museum (1 Pictures)

(0.2 miles, 0.4 km)

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Chilworth Manor, Near Guildford, Surrey

Chilworth Manor (1 Pictures)

(2.6 miles, 4.2 km, direction W)

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Guildford Castle, Guildford, Surrey

Guildford Castle (26 Pictures)

(4.2 miles, 6.7 km, direction W)

This is one of the few castles that the French did manage to capture. It was one of three English castle's taken by the Dauphin.....

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Polesden Lacey (125 Pictures)

(4.9 miles, 7.8 km, direction NE)

Regency country house with renowned Edwardian interiors and gardens, set in beautiful downland countryside...

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Leith Hill (19 Pictures)

(5.2 miles, 8.4 km, direction SE)

Woodland, parkland, farmland and open heath with Leith Hill Tower commanding extensive views...

Guildford Cathedral. Guildford, Surrey

Guildford Cathedral (6 Pictures)

(5.5 miles, 8.9 km, direction W)

This great Surrey cathedral is one of the few churches to come out of the 20th-century. Its design by Sir Edward Maufe had been.....

Scene in the walled garden

Loseley House (14 Pictures)

(6.0 miles, 9.7 km, direction W)

This lovely gabled Elizabethan house, built of a greenish-grey ragstone from the ruins of nearby Waverley Abbey, was built around.....


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