Covering St Martha and North Chilworth, between Guildford and Dorking in Surrey, St Martha Parish is an active Parish Council serving the local community.

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St Martha Parish is one of the smallest of the 24 parishes in the Borough of Guildford in Surrey. There are fewer than 300 dwellings and a population of just over 600.

The Parish, which is semi-rural, is situated within the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and boasts some splendid views and wonderful scenery.

Two major rights of way, The Downs Link and The North Downs Way, cross the Parish and intersect on St Marthas Hill next to St Marthas Church, which is situated at the summit. There are many footpaths and bridleways, all of which are well used for recreation by walkers, horse riders and cyclists.

The Parish of St Martha is in the village of Chilworth and is bordered by the parishes of Albury to the east, Wonersh to the south, Shalford to the west and Holy Trinity to the north. To the south of St Marthas Hill is the beautiful Tillingbourne Valley.

Gunpowder Mills

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The Chilworth Gunpowder Mills were established in 1626.

The works closed in 1920, after the war had ended. Much of the site is now protected as a Scheduled Monument.

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St Martha

The next Ordinary meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Thursday 10th November 2016 at 7.30 pm in Chilworth C of E School.

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