1986 The Village of Worplesdon

 Worplesdon stands between common,     
 farmland & woodland on a westward     
 facing slope on sandy soil. The       
 village straggles north to south along
 the A322 from Aldershot to Guildford. 
 To the west are fields farmed by the  
 Merrist Wood Agricultural College. The
 village has spread a little from its  
 medieval centre. The new development  
 north this century is of pleasant     
 middle-class council-type houses. The 
 development east is of very fine      
 houses, built this century, with large
 grounds. Few of the approximately 1000
 inhabitants work in the village, most 
 commute to Aldershot, Woking,         
 Guildford or London. There are all age
 groups in plenty here. Worplesdon has 
 few amenities except a sloping green  
 surrounded by trees & old houses, two 
 inns, one garage, church & chapel,    
 although the memorial hall   (cont..) 

Written accounts from this D-block


Map of the area

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