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Newdigate Local History Society


We hope you find this web site to be a useful reference for information past and present for the village of Newdigate in Surrey. Your comments and suggestions are most welcome as is any archive information about our village.

NLHS holds regular events, including guided walks, lectures and talks. If you would like to join us and become a member then join here.

News from NLHS

Mole Valley Heritage Open Days

Jane Lilley and John Callcut gave guided tours of St. Peter's Church as part of the Mole Valley Heritage Open Days on the 15th September 2018. The event was very well attended ...
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A Walk Around the Village of Newdigate by Jane Lilley

Jane Lilley has produced an illustrated book entitled A Walk Around the Village of Newdigate. It is available in A5 and A4 formats. This takes us on four short walks from the centre of the village. In her inimitable way Jane describes little known facts about the buildings that we all just take for granted. It became available for the first time at the School Fete on the 9th June 2018 and on the 4th February 2019 Jane gave an illustrated talk in the Village Hall when the book was available for purchase. Looks like a second print run is imminent ...
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Society Open Day

As part of the Mole Valley Heritage Days we held an Open Day at the Village Hall on the 10th September 2017. Over one hundred people saw our displays and archives ...
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Newdigate Bake House

Exciting News! In the Autumn 2016 issue of the Weald & Downland Magazine it was announced that the Newdigate Bakehouse will be rebuilt during 2017 and open to the public in the Spring of 2018. It will be used to bake bread from flour ground at the restored Lurgashall Mill. See 'Misc. Studies' for further details. Work started in July 2017 and here is the progress made. Picture taken on the 2nd August 2017. Pictures taken by Mary Day on the 16th October 2017 ........ Pictures taken by John Callcut on the 24th October 2017 ........ Pictures taken by John Callcut on the 5th February 2018 ....... Pictures taken by John Callcut on the 7th May 2018 ...
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At Newdigate, Surrey

This is a copy of a painting by Patrick Nasmyth (1787-1831) entitled 'At Newdigate, Surrey'. This is the earliest illustration we have of Newdigate and is possibly a view looking north from the Surrey Oaks ...
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