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A Short History of the Church

A Short History of the Church

1170 was the year in which, on 29 December, Thomas Becket was killed in Canterbury Cathedral. This outrage led to a spate of church building in the country, and the year has been adopted as the time in which St. Nicolas Church was founded. Cranleigh was then a tiny hamlet in a clearing of the great forest of the ...

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The Joy of Cranleigh – Holden’s Fire, 1906 – May 2021

The Joy of Cranleigh – Holden’s Fire, 1906 – May 2021

Around 1900 the biggest employer in Cranleigh was Holden’s timber and building firm. It had been established about 1815, when a young carpenter called George Holden came here from Wisborough Green. By now, the third generation of Holdens, brothers James and Ebenezer, were in charge of the large yard (1¾ acres) in the ...

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