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Milford, Surrey

Coordinates: 51°10′N 0°39′W / 51.17°N 0.65°W / 51.17; -0.65
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St John the Evangelist Church, Milford
Milford is located in Surrey
Location within Surrey
Population4,156 (2011 Census Ward)[1]
OS grid referenceSU943421
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGodalming
Postcode districtGU8
Dialling code01483
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
UK Parliament
List of places
51°10′N 0°39′W / 51.17°N 0.65°W / 51.17; -0.65

Milford is a village in the civil parish of Witley south west of Godalming in Surrey, England that was a small village in the early medieval period — it grew significantly after the building of the Portsmouth Direct Line which serves Godalming railway station and its own minor stop railway station. The village, served by a wide array of shops and amenities, has to one side an all-directions junction of the A3, one of Britain's trunk roads. Nearby settlements are Eashing, Shackleford, Witley and Elstead, and the hamlets of Enton and Hydestile, all of which are in the Borough of Waverley. The west of the parish is in the Surrey Hills AONB.



Until the 1990s, the A3 road ran through the edge of village (it now bypasses it to the west). Milford is still an important road junction, where the A283 road and A286 roads leave the A3 and run south to West Sussex. Milford railway station is on the mainline between London Waterloo and Portsmouth Harbour.



Milford has a primary school, Milford Infant School and a secondary school, Rodborough School.



The Church of England Parish Church is St John the Evangelist, on Church Road. There is also St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church on Portsmouth Road, and Milford Baptist Church on New Road. Milford has a post office, a farm shop, a fish and chip shop, veterinary surgery, an off-licence, a butcher and fishmonger, two dry-cleaners, a corner shop co-op, a Tesco Express, a hairdresser, two beauticians, two doctors' surgeries, a petrol station, a swing park, a social club and a pub, The Refectory.

The village also has a cricket green and a football pitch which is home to Milford & Witley Football Club and Milford Cricket Club, who have two teams who play in the Saturday I'Anson League. Here, the Burton Pavilion also hosts dance, yoga and pilates classes. Another green in the village, the Jubilee field, is used for village fêtes and travelling funfairs and circuses. Milford also has Brownie and Guide Companies and Scouting troops. Milford also has a Bowling Green and club. Additionally, Milford is the home of Milford Pumas Youth Football Club, a community youth football club serving 7- to 17-year-old boys and girls.

Milford Hospital is a former sanatorium that is now the rehabilitation centre for the Guildford and Waverley districts.[2]

Notable residents

Milford House
The Refectory public house and restaurant

In 1970 the Doctor Who serial - Doctor Who and the Silurians was partly filmed at Milford Hospital. In the series it was called the Wenley Hospital. The actual filming took place in November 1969.[13]

Milford is mentioned in Aldous Huxley's book Brave New World.


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  13. ^ Doctor Who Locations

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