Rockshaw Road, Merstham

The Surrey village of Merstham (not to be confused with Mersham, which is in Kent, or Mertsham, which is a British Rail / Railtrack invention), is a village of about 7,000 people. It lies a few miles to the north of Redhill, twelve miles north of Gatwick Airport and nineteen miles south of Charing Cross on the A23.

Merstham is mentioned in the Domesday Book, and the North Downs Way (together with the supposed course of the Pilgrims' Way) passes through the village.

Although Rockshaw Road was constructed only at the very end of the nineteenth century, the two oldest houses were built around the time of the Spanish Armada. How can this be?

Click here to enter the website, which is concerned with the history of the road and of its occupants.


A second section of this site will follow the history of Merstham High Street through the 20th century. Click here for more details.


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