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In the 20th century, George Mallory, who later made a fatal attempt to scale Mount Everest, taught at Charterhouse School, and then lived in the town after marrying Ruth Turner. He died during the 1924 attempt, but Ruth and their three children remained in the area.

The figures shown in brackets are VA value added a measure of how pupils' performance has improved, and AGG aggregate score the sum of the percentages of pupils achieving the expected levels in English, maths and science (thus the maximum possible is 300).[39]

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Roads running through, or close to, Godalming are:[23][24]

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Godalming lies approximately equidistant (50 kilometres) from Heathrow and Gatwick, the two major commercial international airports in South East England.

Surrey County Council, "headquartered" in Kingston, elected every four years, has two councillors from Godalming. Peter Martin, Deputy Leader of the county council and representative of Godalming South, Milford and Witley lives in Godalming.[15]

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Numbers in brackets indicate the  % of pupils achieving 5 A-C GCSEs in total and then including the key subjects of maths and English.[38]

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Godalming is 30.5 mi (49.1 km) southwest of London and shares a three-way twinning arrangement with the towns of Joigny in France and Mayen in Germany. Friendship links are in place with the state of Georgia and Moscow. James Oglethorpe of Godalming was the founder of the colony of Georgia.

In the late 20th century, actor Terry-Thomas, comedic actor Terry Scott, actor Christopher Timothy and the singer Alvin Stardust resided in the town.

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The next railway stations up and down the line are at Farncombe, which benefits from a single residential street connection to Godalming across a strip of Lammas lands, however is still part of the town and Milford, which is separated by a green buffer and so is a less dependent settlement in terms of shopping and education. [12]

Properties in Walton and Woking were badly hit by the floods as well as underneath the railway bridge on the A3100 Portsmouth Road between Godalming and Milford

Those born here include: James Oglethorpe (born 1696), founder of the colony of Georgia; Julius Caesar (born 1830), cricketer; Aldous Huxley (born 1894), writer; Nick Clarke (born 1948), radio journalist and presenter; and Mick Mills (born 1949), footballer.

All primary schools in Godalming are coeducational. Infant schools cover the age range 4–7, junior schools cover 8–11.

Winkworth Arboretum, with its collection of rare trees and shrubs, is a few miles to the south.

The average level of accommodation in the region composed of detached houses was 28%, the average that was apartments was 22.6%.

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Binscombe with a small village centre, without a parade of shops, has a neat grid of surrounding housing which is contiguous with Farncombe's on the north side of Godalming.[12] A church is in the centre of the residential area; Binscombe Church, built in 1969.[30] Whilst within the town, the traditional village of Compton is closer than the town centre to most of Binscombe.[11]

Immediately north of the Lammas lands, Frith Hill is a hillside and hilltop residential neighbourhood that contains seven listed residential buildings. A converted water tower, liked by architectural expert Nicholas Pevsner, two small cemetery chapels, railings and gates form three separate Grade II listings, which are on the town-side hill slope.[12]

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Godalming Parish Church has an early Saxon chancel and a Norman tower.[7]

Catteshall is also home to a number of high tech industries, such as Cloud Computing Provider MTI Technology, Business Data Specialists The Content Group, & the new Surrey Data Park home to Aegis Data Centre.

See The Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul's, Godalming, a Grade I listed building.

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Soil is mostly, i.e. on the upper slopes of Godalming slightly acid only freely draining sandy soil, whereas in the lower parts mentioned above it is slowly permeable loamy/clayey slightly acid but base-rich soil, which area includes the town centre itself.[14]

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Welcome to Godalming. Godalming is situated in some of the finest countryside in southern England and has a population of just over 21,000. It is midway between London and the south coast and both are easy to reach by public and private transport.

Owing to its typically English appearance, attractive shop fronts and streets, the town has often been used as a backdrop for the shooting of various films and television programmes. In February 2006, High Street and Church Street, which runs from the Pepperpot to the parish church, were used in the production of The Holiday.

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Godalming railway station is on the Portsmouth Direct Line between London Waterloo and Portsmouth, served by South West Trains only.[21] The station has been council-recognised for its floral decorations including 10 hanging baskets.[22]

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In the year 1300, the town was granted the right to hold a weekly market and an annual fair. Its major industry at the time was woollen cloth, which contributed to Godalming’s prosperity over the next few centuries, until a sudden decline in the 17th century. Instead, its people applied their skills to the latest knitting and weaving technology and began producing stockings in a variety of materials, and later to leatherwork.

At a grade higher (Grade II*) compared with all the other listed buildings in Frith Hill, the Red House was built in 1899 by architect Edwin Lutyens using Flemish bond brickwork for a retired clergyman and school housemaster for Charterhouse School 0.5 mi (0.80 km) away – see its official listing "an early seminal work by Lutyens" for details.[28][29]

Godalming Town Council Municipal Buildings, Bridge Street, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1HT

Court testimony of 1764 attests to how purchasing one of the mills in Godalming and dealing in corn and flour brought a substantial income.[10]