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Few little facts about Bookham
Great Bookham is a village in Surrey, England, located between Leatherhead and Guildford. The Bookhams, which include Great and Little Bookham, are part of the Saxon settlement of Bocham - "the village by the beeches". They are surrounded by common land. Great Bookham is the larger village, however, Little Bookham houses the railway station.
Whilst once two distinct villages, the Bookhams have long been interconnected with residential roads that give most newcomers the impression that it is in fact one large village.
Great Bookham appears in Domesday Book as Bocheham.It was held by St Peter's Abbey, Chertsey.
The King and Queen of Yugoslavia were evacuated to a house in Bookham during the second world war, and King George VI and his bride spent their honeymoon at Polesden Lacey, a country house situated to the south of the village overlooking Ranmore Common.
Jane Austen is said to have spent time in Bookham whilst writing several of her novels in the late 1700s and early 1800s. Its location is consistent with the geographical details in Emma.
Pink Floyd bass player and singer, Roger Waters, was born in Great Bookham in 1943.
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