Chaldon: much to cherish

Two thoughts for today and tomorrow, based on yesterday

‘Although the parish is very small, there is much to be proud of, much to cherish.’

Chaldon Explored 1975

‘For life to be large and full, it must contain the care of the past and of the future in every passing moment of the present.’
Joseph Conrad

 

Some Relevant Numbers for Chaldon and Tollsworth Manors:

1 Church – listed grade I

2 Working farmyards with 1000 years of history

3 Medieval (C14th) Manor Houses listed grade II*

3 Miles of rights of way/ footpaths

10 listed buildings (including 3 x 18th century tombs)

17 km of underground stone quarry tunnels

20 Sustrans National Cycle Route (Ditches to Hilltop)

362 days of the year the Church welcomes visitors

500 people a year visit Tollsworth Manor gardens

1735 people – Chaldon’s population in 2011

 

Views on the proposed
development site

N from AONB nr Tollsworth
View North with  London skyline from Surrey Hills  AONB nr Tollsworth
S from AONB nr Tollsworth
View South from The North Downs Way at Tollsworth
View South West from North Downs Way near Tollsworth
View South West from The North Downs Way near Tollsworth
Chaldon Court & St Peter & St Paul Church
Chaldon Court & St Peter & St Paul Church
South from Chaldon Church towards Church Lane
View South from Chaldon Church car park

All these photos (except the aerial one) are of views available to the public when on rights of way in the proposed development area. They show the rural character of the place and the specifics of being surrounded by working farmland. Much of this land has been tilled and in food production for a thousand years.

View North from near Tollsworth
View North from near Tollsworth