Brook is a hamlet in the civil parish of Witley in the Waverley district in south-west Surrey. It is in the far west of Wormley, beyond Sandhills with which it avoids being contiguous due to a narrow, partly woodland buffer. Brook straddles the A286 single carriageway road between Milford and Haslemere.

Brook
Pirrie Hall with Cricket.jpg
A cricket match in front of the Pirrie hall
Brook is located in Surrey
Brook
Brook
Location within Surrey
OS grid referenceSU9300838149
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGodalming
Postcode districtGU5
Dialling code01483
PoliceSurrey
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AmbulanceSouth East Coast
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Surrey
51°08′06″N 0°40′19″W / 51.135070°N 0.672054°W / 51.135070; -0.672054Coordinates: 51°08′06″N 0°40′19″W / 51.135070°N 0.672054°W / 51.135070; -0.672054

On slightly lower slopes of the Greensand Ridge than to the south, Brook is almost wholly within the Surrey Hills area of outstanding natural beauty.

AmenitiesEdit

Pirrie Hall, a community hall, which dates from May 1923. It was built and given to the community by Lord Pirrie K.P. "for the use and benefit of the inhabitants of the hamlets of Brook, Sandhills and adjoining district". The maintenance of the hall is financed in part by a community association organised annual May Bank Holiday Fete.[1]

The hamlet's pub is the 'Dog and Pheasant'.

Cricket clubEdit

Brook Cricket Club's ground adjoins Pirrie Hall. After leaving the Surrey Championship Cricket league in 2012, the club re-structured over the winter of 2012-13 and re-entered league cricket in the I'Anson Cricket league and formed a youth section. By 2018 the club's first eleven were in I'Anson Division 1 but were promptly relegated for 2019.[2]

Brook was the origin of the Woodworm cricket bat used by Andrew Flintoff and Kevin Pietersen in the 2005 Ashes winning series.[3] The club is among multiple claimants to have hosted the first person to bowl overarm.[4]

Notable peopleEdit

Brook was the home to Asif Zardari, and his wife the former Pakistan Premier Benazir Bhutto, who bought the Rockwood Estate in 1995.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pirrie Hall website
  2. ^ http://ia.play-cricket.com/website/websites/view_division?id=77336
  3. ^ https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/for-fans-batty-about-freddie-only-woodworm-is-good-enough-310579.html
  4. ^ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/2921382/Flintoff-helps-cricket-bat-firm-into-the-record-books.html
  5. ^ "Inside Benazir Bhutto's £10 million country retreat". Daily Telegraph. 20 June 2014.