Dorking is a market town in Surrey, between Ranmore Common in the North Downs range of hills and Leith Hill in the Greensand Ridge, centred 21 miles (34 km) from London.
In the Georgian and Victorian periods six prominent sites in the former parish or on its boundaries became grand country estates: Leith Hill Place, Denbies (today a vineyard/hotel), Norbury Park, Polesden Lacey, Wotton House and Deepdene; five of which along with nearby Box Hill’s promontory and chalk grassland slopes belong to the National Trust. Dorking is a commuter and retirement settlement with three railway stations and a few large offices of multinational companies. Similarly, Malden in 1911, noted the place was “almost entirely residential and agricultural, with some lime works on the chalk, though not so extensive as those in neighbouring parishes, a little brick-making, water-mills (corn) at Pixham Mill, and timber and saw-mills”. Fine sand often in veins of pink, used for mortar and in glassmaking was dug, particularly in the 19th century — the Dorking Caveswere accordingly excavated under southern parts of the town centre itself.
Dorking chickens with short five-toed legs are a major local breed. The town has a local government headquarters and hosts repeating loops of the FIA-ranked London-Surrey cycle classic elite category event every year.
Professional Chimney Sweep in Dorking
Stova Chimney Services local chimney Sweep Sascha Meding has moved to the area in 2015, so is still getting to know the community and locals. We mainly work in residential properties in Redhill, Reigate, Dorking, Leatherhead and all surrounding villages. All our customers are amazingly helpful, as sometimes it is not too easy to find hidden houses or the way round a big farm estate.
Being a passionate National Trust member, Sascha very much enjoys working at places where he then visits the grounds and houses with his family in his free time.