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Originally appearing in Volume V28, Page 769 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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WOKING, a market town in the Chertsey parliamentary division of Surrey, England, 24 M. S.W. of London by the London and South-Western railway. Pop. of urban district (1891) 9786; (1901) 16,244. The river Wey and the Basing-stoke canal pass through the parish. St Peter's church dates from the 13th century. Modern structures include a public hall, and an Oriental institute (in the building erected for the Royal Dramatic College, including a museum of Eastern antiquil:ies, a mosque, and residences for Orientals). In the vicinity are the Surrey county asylum and a female convict prison. Near Woking is Brookwood cemetery, belonging to the London Necropolis Company, with a crematorium. xxviii. 25769
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