Burpham /ˈbɜːrfəm/ is a suburb of Guildford, a town in Surrey, England with an historic village centre. It includes George Abbot School, a parade of small shops, and the nationally recognised Sutherland Memorial Park.
Burpham is bordered by the neighbourhoods of Merrow to the south-east and Jacobs Well to the north-west. Burpham is separated from Merrow by the New Guildford Line, the railway line between Guildford and Effingham Junction.
A bit of history of Burpham
Burpham appears in Domesday Book as Borham. It was held partly by Turald (Thorold) from Roger de Montgomery and by Godfric from Thurold. Its domesday assets were: 3 hides; one mill worth 15s, 6½ ploughs, 25 acres (10 ha) of meadow, woodland worth 83 hogs. It rendered £8.
It was, until the consecration of its church, known as the manor of Burpham or Burgham in Worplesdon Its owner in the 13th century was Thurstan le Despenser and it then passed through the de Wintershull (by release), Bassett, Unwyn, Wolley, Mainwaring, and finally Wyrley families by relatives. By marriage its owner became Robert Wroth, MP for Guildford in 1704, 1707 and 1714, who died in 1720.
From 1720 the owner of the Manor was Baron Onslow, whose title was elevated to an Earldom from a Barony in the early nineteenth century and who were frequent MPs for Guildford.
Lilac Cottage, co-listed with New Inn Farmhouse, a 17th-century building on London Road with modern extensions and Pimms Row are the listed buildings in the area, with two more in Abbotswood.
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