Cranleigh Common and the Jubilee Fountain

Welcome to Cranleigh

Free Defibrillator Training
You could save a life by knowing how to use one of the five defibrillators soon to be located in Cranleigh. Free training is provided by St John Ambulance every Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm.

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Spring into Cranleigh
Spring into Cranleigh is on Saturday 3rd May 2014 from 10am to 4pm.

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Do you have a relative named on the Cranleigh War Memorial?
If so then local historian Rod Weale would like to hear from you. Rod is preparing a book for the Royal British Legion that will include a short biography of each of those honoured on the panels on the memorial and also those buried in War Graves in Cranleigh Cemetery.

Rod ideally would like to hear from anyone with photos or personal histories as well as from those who are family are of the fallen. You can contact Rod on 01483 898006 or by email

A list of the fallen is available on facebook search “Cranleigh - Surrey War Memorial” or at the Cranleigh War Memorial website

Cranleigh in Bloom
Cranleigh's entering the 2014 South & South East in Bloom competition.

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What's On
17 April 2014 7am - 3.30pm
PD Fairs - Antique Collectors & Craft Fair
18 April 2014
Cranleigh RDA Group - Sponsored Ride
18 April 2014 10.30am
Cranleigh Lions - The Great Easter Egg Hunt
24 April 2014 7pm
Captain Mainwarings 1000km Challenge - Charity Sinatra Evening - Ticket Only Event
01 May 2014 7am - 3.30pm
PD Fairs - Antique Collectors & Craft Fair
This website is aimed at the residents of Cranleigh and anyone thinking of visiting or moving to the area. It provides a comprehensive directory of businesses in the area, information on the numerous clubs, societies and organisations Cranleigh has, plus a what's on guide covering a range of activities in and around the village.

There is also local news and links to travel and weather, plus specific information on the facilities within Cranleigh.

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A Brief History of Cranleigh

Cranleigh, the name derived from the cranes thought to have been prevalent at one time in the area, lies near the A281 between Guildford and Horsham. Despite having been deprived of a rail link in 1965, Cranleigh has prospered both as a satellite of Guildford, and as a service and light engineering centre in its own right. It is also a retail centre for the surrounding smaller villages.

The Anglican parish church of St Nicolas dates the first building on its site from around 1170, and the building was in its present form by the mid 14th century. The parish is in the Diocese of Guildford.

The village goes without a mention in the Domesday Book of 1085, although a population must have existed a century later large enough to warrant the building of the church. In common with other parts of the Weald, the forests supplied the timber which fuelled the ironworks which, apart from peasant agriculture, was the only place of employment.

Cranleigh is twinned with Vallendar, Germany and Semur-en-Auxois, France.

Every year the Cranleigh & South Eastern Agricultural Society hold the Cranleigh Show, which is a traditional agricultural show.
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