Looking towards Guildford
High Street was part of the main road from London to Portsmouth. It has therefore seen many a sailor riding up to London with his pay and walking back without it. It had five coaching inns - the Red Lion, the White Hart, the Angel, the Great George and the Kings Arms - and many, many alehouses to trap the thirsty traveller.
Until the mid-19th century, there were stalls in the area of the Pepperpot on market days. It must have been very congested.
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