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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, a first list of Surrey project clean-up tasks has been created (June 2014).

Project goals

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

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

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

Surrey /ˈsʌri/ is a county in the South East of England, and one of the home counties. The county borders Greater London, Kent, East Sussex, West Sussex, Hampshire, and Berkshire, and its historic county town is Guildford.[1] Surrey County Council sits extraterritorially at Kingston upon Thames, part of Greater London since 1965. The London boroughs of Lambeth, Wandsworth and Southwark were in Surrey until 1889, and Croydon, Kingston upon Thames, Merton, Sutton, and the part of Richmond upon Thames situated south of the River Thames—all now in Greater London—were part of Surrey until 1965.

Today's Surrey is divided into 11 boroughs and 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, births marriages and deaths registration, aspects of health services and most social and children's services are within the remit of Surrey County Council.



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By qualityBy importanceTop-importance articles

Featured articles

Cscr-featured.png 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

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

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

Good articles

Symbol support vote.svg 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

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

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?

The following Surrey articles have featured in the Did you know? section on the main page:

Did you know...

Surrey articles recommended for deletion

  • See Articles for Deletion (Surrey) for a current list of Surrey-related which have been nominated for deletion.

Article requests

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

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

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Articles for deletion

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

Our Relationships

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


Participants are active or inactive; you can label yourself as inactive on the members' page. Join by navigating here.

User name, talk and contributions Comments or Special Interests
pbl1998 (talk · contribs) (First project co-ordinator)
Willrocks10 (talk · contribs)
Glanis (talk · contribs)
Mrmatiko (talk · contribs)
Adam37 (talk · contribs) Co-operation, quality improvement, peer review and recognition
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)

Member userbox

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

Surrey Flag for WikiProjectSurrey.png This user is a member in
WikiProject Surrey.

For other United Kingdom user templates, please see:


We do not believe in a prescribed format for our articles, with some optional sections of 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

  • {{WikiProject Surrey}} is for all articles that are part of this WikiProject. This adds the article to the appropriate categories affiliated with the Project.
WikiProject Surrey (Rated Project-class)
WikiProject icon This page 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.
 Project  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.
  • To request photos for Wikipedia:WikiProject Surrey, use {{Image requested|of=geographic location}} and substitute the location name for "geographic location".

User namespace

Surrey Flag for WikiProjectSurrey.png 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.
Surreyflag.png 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

Towns / Civil Parishes

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


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

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).


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.

External watchlist


  1. ^ "Medieval Guildford—"Henry III confirmed Guildford's status as the county town of Surrey in 1257"". Guildford Borough Council. Retrieved 12 February 2007.  [dead link]
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