Dunsfold

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Dunsfold is a village in the Waverley district of the county of Surrey, England, fourteen kilometres south of Guildford.

The village's name is derived from the Old English 'Dun' (hill) and 'Fold' (enclosure). At the time, its well was a site of pilgrimage.

St Mary & All Saints' Church is a Norman building, containing the oldest pews in England.

Common House is a mediaeval hall house which dates from circa 1500 and is of architectural importance.

The village was a site of iron-working in the Middle Ages. Later, Dunsfold benefited from the construction of the Wey and Arun Canal, and Dunsfold Aerodrome, where British Aerospace used to flight test aircraft such as the Harrier Jump Jet, many of which were built at Kingston-upon-Thames. The company closed its facility in 2002. Today the BBC motoring show Top Gear is recorded on the former aerodrome, now renamed Dunsfold Park.

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