Welcome to Brockham
Brockham is a picturesque and historic village located in Surrey, nearby larger towns Reigate and Dorking. Situated in the Surrey Hills, it provides a peaceful, rural setting with a rich history and strong community spirit.
Brockham’s history dates back to ancient time, with the village inhabited before recorded history. Evidence suggests that it was settled during the Bronze Age. Brockham can be seen in the Domesday Book of 1086, where it is referred to as “Brocham”. During the medieval period, it was an agricultural community, and part of the feudal system which means land was most likely owned by local lords or the church.
The Church of St. John the Baptist dates back to the 12th century and has elements of Norman architecture.
As with many local villages, the 19th century brought large changes, with local industry growing to include brewing and brickmaking. The Victorian period lead to the construction of many elegant homes and cottages, many of which remain today and are at the heart of the village’s character.
Location and Transport
Brockham enjoys the combination of a rural peaceful setting whilst maintaining good transport links. It is located just a few miles from the larger town Dorking and Reigate, both of which have train stations to provide good rail links, and is nearby the M25.
Brockham has a selection of local shops and a post office, with nearby Dorking and Reigate offering a greater range of shops and restaurants, many of which are independent. The Royal Oak is a traditional village pub with a warm atmosphere, and is situated in Brockham itself.
Brockham Green is the village green and is at the heart of the community, nearby St. Bartholomew’s Church. The village also has its own cricket club, Brockham Cricket Club, which was founded in 1733, and has various local fairs and markets throughout the year. It has a strong sense of community and provides an ideal environment for those looking for a historic, peaceful village with beautiful countryside.