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WikiProject Surrey

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Welcome to WikiProject Surrey. This project draws together and helps editors working on all Surrey-related articles, with the aim of improving and expanding all aspects of coverage. If you have any queries, please add them to the talk page. If you would like to see clean-up tasks to do (which includes valuable and rewarding activities of finding and adding reliable citations), an automated service – bambot – updates this list of the project's clean-up tasks. More broadly, please consult the watchlist tool accessible at the foot of this page to review the latest changes to articles in the project. You can view, tag, discuss or improve articles by their assessed status shown in the table to the right.

Project goals edit

This project aims to improve the quality of Surrey-related articles on Wikipedia. You can contact another contributor (such as in the table below) to make articles more substantial than say stubs or ultimately match the quality of featured articles. You can see how well editors like you are progressing by looking at the 'ohm score' Ω 4.___ to the right. We would like a score of 3.___ which will set the county ahead of most others. You can achieve this by following guides such as how to write about UK settlements, WP:BIO (as to people) and WP:ORG (as to widely notable organisations/institutions). Alternatively simply copy the style of one of our Good Articles (GA), research using impartial, encyclopedic sources then upgrade its ranking modestly, and/or ask another participant in the project to do so. Our participants have offered a great deal of help to one another — if you have any questions then simply contact one or more of them.

Article guidelines edit

Guidelines at Wikipedia:WikiProject Surrey/Article guidelines demonstrate what articles on common subjects should contain, and provide a recommended page structure for a number of types of article. These guidelines are advisory and editors are not obliged to follow them.

Article grading edit

Articles are graded for quality based on the Assessment scale and for importance using the Release Version Criteria scale. For further information, visit the Assessment department.

About Surrey edit

Surrey is a county in South East England, and one of the home counties. It borders Kent to the east, Sussex to the south, Hampshire to the west, Berkshire to the north-west and Greater London to the north-east. Surrey County Council is based in Reigate. With a population of 1.1 million, Surrey is the third-most-populous county in the South East.

Surrey is divided into eleven districts: Elmbridge, Epsom and Ewell, Guildford, Mole Valley, Reigate and Banstead, Runnymede, Spelthorne, Surrey Heath, Tandridge, Waverley, and Woking. Services such as roads, mineral extraction licensing, education, strategic waste and recycling infrastructure, birth, marriage, and death registration, and social and children's services are administered by Surrey County Council. The London boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark, Wandsworth, and small parts of Lewisham and Bromley were in Surrey until 1889; as were those of Croydon, Kingston upon Thames, Merton, Sutton and the part of Richmond upon Thames on the right bank of the River Thames until 1965, when they too were absorbed into Greater London, and the county extended north of the Thames by the addition of Spelthorne, as a result of the dissolution of Middlesex. Since the 1965 reform the bordering boroughs of the capital have been those taken from it in 1965 (except for Merton) plus Bromley, Hillingdon and Hounslow.

The form of Surrey which remains since 1965 is a wealthy county, due to aesthetic, conservation and logistical factors. It has protected green spaces (such as the North Downs, Greensand Ridge and related Surrey Hills AONB and royal landscapes adjoin it — Windsor Great Park and Bushy Park near to its interior reach of the River Thames). It has four racecourses in horse racing, the most of any Home County and as at 2013 contained 141 golf courses including international competition venue Wentworth.


Noticeboard edit

For style or content issues with latest changes and for links to active discussions that are relevant, add these below.

Articles edit

By qualityBy importanceTop-importance articlesMost viewed

Featured articles edit

  These are Surrey articles currently holding the status of Featured articles. They have been identified as some of the best articles produced by the Wikipedia editorial community.

Featured article and list candidates edit

This section is for you to mention Surrey-related articles pending at the featured article nomination stage.

There are no current featured article or list candidates.
There are no current featured list candidates.

A-class articles edit


There are no A-class articles (this is often a holding place before immediate promotion).

Good articles edit

  These are Surrey-related articles which hold the status of Good articles. They have been identified as well developed articles produced by the Wikipedia community.

Good article candidates edit

This section notes Surrey-related articles that are currently nominated to become good articles. That is an article that is particularly well-written and complete but may lack the length or breadth to be a featured article. Articles in this list should be monitored closely and edited with care.

There are no current good article candidates.

Potential good article candidates edit

This section notes Surrey-related articles that can be recommended as a Good Article. That is an article that is particularly well-written and complete but may lack the length or breadth to be a featured article. Please list an article that is close to this criteria so that everyone can edit away to bring it up to good article quality and submit it for consideration as a good article.

Did you know? edit

These articles are a selection of those in this project once or repeatedly featured in the Did you know? section on the main page:

Did you know...  

Surrey articles recommended for deletion edit

Article requests edit

The article requests department helps co-ordinate the creation of missing articles within the scope of the project. To request an article be created please visit Wikipedia:WikiProject Surrey/Article requests#Requests.

Location of Surrey

Articles to improve edit

All articles in Class B or lower need your help, following the sections and content guidance in UKTOWNS / UKVILLAGES these in particular are in need of improvement and extra information:

Article alerts edit

Details in this section are updated daily by a bot. Click 'show' to view.


A-Class review

Good article nominees

Articles for creation

  • 02 May 2024 – Draft:GLF Schools (talk · edit · hist) has been submitted for AfC by Diacius (t · c)
  • 14 Feb 2024Draft:Harry Grieve (talk · edit · hist) submitted for AfC by JamesChess960 (t · c) was declined by Samoht27 (t · c) on 22 May 2024

If you notice any errors, or omissions, post a message on the project talk page.

Our Relationships edit

Relationship Project
Parent WikiProject England
Sister WikiProject Berkshire
Sister WikiProject Buckinghamshire
Sister WikiProject Kent
Sister WikiProject London
Sister WikiProject Sussex
Subsidiary Wikiproject Woking

Participants edit

Colour Meaning Example
Green WP:Surrey participant Example
Red Voluntarily listed as dormant Example
Yellow No contributions to articles within project in last year to date Example

Key contacts are below for peer-reviewing, queries or suggestions. Alternatively join this list here.

User name, talk and contributions Comments or Special Interests
pbl1998 (talk · contribs) (First project co-ordinator)
Adam37 (talk · contribs) Co-operation, quality improvement, peer review and recognition
Mrmatiko (talk · contribs)
Willrocks10 (talk · contribs)
Glanis (talk · contribs)
Abtract (talk · contribs)
Vox Humana 8' (talk · contribs)
Cooltrainer_Hugh (talk · contribs)
Ginyild (talk · contribs)
Jaguar (talk · contribs)
Motmit (talk · contribs)
Nunquam Dormio (talk · contribs)
Timrollpickering (talk · contribs)
Oddbodz (talk · contribs)
Arriva436 (talk · contribs)
Charlesdrakew (talk · contribs)
Jhall1 (talk · contribs)
Pjposullivan (talk · contribs)
Ladytwentytwo (talk · contribs)
Murgatroyd49 (talk · contribs)
CreativeNorth (talk · contribs)
Spy-cicle (talk · contribs) June 11, 2019 (2019-06-11)
Wikieditor019 (talk · contribs) October 29, 2022 (2022-10-29)
Tony Holkham (talk · contribs) February 15, 2023 (2023-02-15)

Member userbox edit

You may place {{User WikiProject Surrey}} on your user page to display the following userbox:

 This user is a member in
WikiProject Surrey.

For other United Kingdom user templates, please see:

Templates edit

We do not believe in a rigidly prescribed format for our articles — some sections are optional for most geographic articles — see WP:UKVILLAGES.

To guide your UK places style: Giffnock and Chew Magna outside of the county have good article status which is very difficult to reach for settlements.

Article talk pages edit

  • {{WikiProject Surrey}} is for all articles that are part of this WikiProject. This adds the article to the appropriate categories affiliated with the Project.
 Surrey NA‑class
 This article is within the scope of WikiProject Surrey, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Surrey on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
NAThis article has been rated as NA-class on Wikipedia's content assessment scale.
  • To request photos for Wikipedia:WikiProject Surrey, use {{Image requested|of=geographic location}} and substitute the location name for "geographic location".

User namespace edit

 This user is a member in
WikiProject Surrey.
  • {{User Surrey}} has nothing to do with the project but relates to several editors. It is inserted to have a userbox that you live in Surrey.
This user is from Surrey.
  • {{WPSurrey Invite}} is a template that editors can place on the talk pages of those that contribute to Surrey-related articles inviting them to join the project. Please place {{subst:WPSurrey Invite}} on the talk page of any editor you wish to invite.

  • {{WPSurrey Welcome}} is a template that editors can place on the talk pages of those that contribute to Surrey-related articles inviting them to join the project. Please place {{subst:WPSurrey new member welcome}} on the talk page of any editor you wish to invite.

  • {{WPSurrey Award}} is a template that project participants only may award to those who have contributed in multiple ways.

Infobox templates edit

Towns / Civil Parishes edit

For articles on towns and civil parishes, please use the following info-box:

e.g. Guildford.
  • Avoid creating or adding to articles — which must be Verifiable, encyclopedic content — in respect of the following:
    • Neighbourhoods
    • Localities
    • Single-use settlements inside a Civil Parish.
  • Add content on these as sections under localities to their appropriate civil parish.

See How to Write About UK Places

Schools edit

For school articles either of the following info-boxes can be used, although the UK specific one is preferred:

For an example have a look at Royal Grammar School, Guildford, or Epsom College.

Parliamentary constituencies edit

For articles on Parliamentary constituencies please incorporate:

For an example have a look at Surrey Heath (UK Parliament constituency), or South West Surrey (UK Parliament constituency).

Tools edit

Main tool page:
  • Reflinks - Edits bare references - adds title/dates etc. to bare references
  • Checklinks - Edit and repair external links
  • Dab solver - Quickly resolve ambiguous links.
  • Peer reviewer - Provides hints and suggestion to improving articles.

Notes edit