House Clearance in Wanborough
Few little facts about Wanborough
Wanborough is a small hamlet in Surrey.Wanborough appears in Domesday Book of 1086 as Weneberge. It was held by Goisfrid (Geoffrey) de Mandville.The Saxon name of Wenberge means bump-barrow, this barrow was situated south of Wanborough on the top of the Hog's Back.
The present manor house was built starting in about 1670 by Thomas Dalmahoy, MP for Guildford for most of the reign of Charles II.
From 1880, Sir Algernon West lived at the manor. West was Principal Private Secretary to Prime Minister Gladstone. West entertained many political figures at the manor including Gladstone, Queen Victoria, and Bismarck. West was also a director of the South Eastern Railway and he caused a new station, named Wanborough but actually in Normandy, to be opened in 1891. In 1900, the manor was passed onto Asquith until he became Prime Minister. In 1908 West returned to stay until his death in 1921.
During World War II the manor was converted into a training centre for Special Operations Executive agents.
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