Welcome to Tongham

Tongham lies in the western reaches of the Borough of Guildford. The interest in the village centres on its two famous landmarks. One its quaint church, built of chalk stone in the mid 19th-century, the other is the Hogs Back Hotel.

St.Paul's Church is interesting for the lovely timbers to its roof, fine lancet stained glass windows surrounding the alter, beautiful font, and for its foundation spade of 1864 which can be seen encased in glass in the church. Outside of St.Paul's is the old clock tower, the old school and a peaceful tree lined churchyard with graves and tombs. 

The village is thought to have a long history as evidenced by the finding of Stone-Age relics, both the Saxons and the Romans are known to have been here.

Tongham is the home of Hogs Back Brewery. The brewery is sited at Manor Farm and is renowned for its production of fine Real Ale. It takes its name from The Hogs Back which was part of a long distance route from Cornwall to Dover, this was known as the Harrow Way.

Tongham Churchyard is the burial place of Lady Sarah Lennox, she was the niece of the famous Lady Sarah Lennox who was Mistress of King George III.

Tongham lies close to the North Downs Way, and is close to Aldershot, Farnborough and Guildford


Tongham Parish Council

The principal services provided by the Parish Council are the provision of allotments, for which the Clerk keeps a waiting list, the Poyle Road Recreation Ground, children's play areas at St. Paul's School and Poyle Road Recreation Ground, bus shelters, village seating and the upkeep of areas where the parish have a responsibility.

The Council also provides a forum during its monthly meetings for residents to ask questions of, or make representations to, the council or representatives of Guildford Borough Council and Surrey County Council.

Please note: The Parish Clerk works on a part time basis. Messages can be left on the answer phone (01252 782893) and all calls will be regularly monitored with calls being returned as soon as possible. The preferred method on contact is by email on: tonghamclerk@outlook.com and we are always happy to be contacted. Even if we cannot help we can usually direct questions to the correct place. 

Margaret Murray
Parish Clerk


Contact Details

Tongham Community Centre
Poyle Road
GU10 1DU

01252 782893