Farley Green, Surrey
Farley Green, Surrey.
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On the outskirts of Farley Green, lies Farley Heath where one of Surrey's few Roman remains, a temple, can be found. The open heathland was the site of the largest Romano-British settlement in Surrey.
The site was excavated by Martin Tupper, an antiquarian and poet, who lived in nearby Albury. Some of his finds are now housed in the British Museum. A Romano-Celtic Temple was in use some time before the end of the 1st century AD and was believed to be destroyed by fire around 450 AD. The outline of the temple can still be seen and is marked out by stones set in concrete.
The village houses spread mostly along Shophouse Lane which then becomes steep and narrow towards Winterfold Forest which ascends to more than 200 metres Above Ordnance Datum. The forest which climbs right to the summit of the Greensand Ridge is part of the Hurtwood and is where some of the Great Train Robbery proceeds were discovered, buried. The whole undulating area covering the south of Albury parish had been the haunt of smugglers in the distant past.
There is Edgeley Caravan Park lying off the main road which is in landscaped ground.
- "PastScape Entry for Farley Roman Temple". English Heritage. 2007. Retrieved 2013-11-24.
- The Good Move guide
- "Village Churches" (PDF). Guildford Borough Council. 2014. Archived from the original on 14 March 2014. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
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