Anglo-Saxon carved stones in St Peter and St Paul (Godalming Parish Church)
Defensive Saxon Burgh built at Eashing
Godalming bequeathed by Will of Alfred the Great to his nephew, Ethelwald.
Rebellion of Ethelwald against Edward the Elder: Godalming reverted to the Crown.
The Burghal Hidage lists a burgh at Escingum (Eashing)
Saxon defence point moved from Eashing Burgh to Guildford
Norman Conquest, Accession of King William I
Godalming held by William I after the Norman Conquest.
Domesday Book: First mention of Compton, Farncombe, Hambledon, Hurtmore, Littelton, Loseley, Peper Harow, Rodsell, Tuesley and Witley Manors – all split off from the original Godalming Manor.
First mention of the Rectory Manor, as a sub-manor to Godalming – held by Ranulf Flambard.
Accession of King William II
Accession of King Henry I
1117 or 1128
The fee of Ranulf Flambard (the Rectory Manor and Tuesley) conveyed to the Dean and Chapter of Salisbury.
The Manor of Godalming (including the town) passed from the lordship of Edelina de Broc to the Bishops of Salisbury.
Waverley Abbey founded
Accession of King Stephen
Accession of King Henry II
Archbishop Thomas Becket murdered
Accession of King Richard I
Accession of King John
Accession of King Henry III
Accession of King Edward I
Grant of Free Warren in the Manor of Godalming to Nicholas Longespee, Bishop of Salisbury.
Charter of Edward I granting to Simon de Gaunt, Bishop of Salisbury, a Monday Market and an Annual Fair at the Feast of SS. Peter and Paul (June 28‑30).
Accession of King Edward II
Death of King Edward II
Accession of King Edward III
Black Death reaches England
Accession of King Richard II
Accession of King Henry IV
Accession of King Henry V
Accession of King Henry VI
Robert Glover fined for exercising his craft of whitening leather outside the Market Town.
Museum dated by dendrochronology
Accession of King Edward IV
Accession of King Richard III
Accession of King Henry VII
Accession of King Henry VIII
The Manor of Godalming passed to the Crown.
Accession of King Edward VI
Accession of Queen Mary I
Accession of Queen Elizabeth I
Godalming constituted a market town by statute.
Elizabeth I's Charter of Incorporation. A Wednesday market was granted and an Annual Fair at Candlemas (February 1‑3). John Perrior was first Warden.
The Manor of Godalming sold by Queen Elizabeth to Sir George More, of Loseley.
Accession of King James I
Ordinances and Constitutions of Godalming.
Wyatt's Almshouses erected by a bequest from Richard Wyatt of Hall Place, Shackleford to house five poor men of Godalming and five from neighbouring villages.
Accession of King Charles I
Henry Smith endowed charities for all Surrey parishes except Mitcham.
Visitation of Small Pox.
Petition against Dr. Nicholas Andrews
Dr. Nicholas Andrews ejected.
Surrender of Charles I
Execution of Charles I
Oliver Cromwell became Lord Protector
Richard Cromwell became Lord Protector
Accession of King Charles II
George Fox, founder of the Quakers, preached at Binscombe.
Great Fire of London
Confirmation of the Charter of 1575 by inspeximus of Charles 11 – this confirmed the earlier creation of eight Assistants to the Warden.
Framework knitting introduced to Godalming
Accession of King James II
Accession of King William III and Mary II
Sir Theophilus Oglethorpe purchased Westbrook and the manors of Binscombe and Farncombe.
Peter the Great of Russia stayed at the King's Arms.
Accession of Queen Anne
Accession of King George I
Mary Tofts claimed that she had given birth to 18 rabbits.
Accession of King George II
General James Oglethorpe founded the Colony of Georgia in America.
General James Oglethorpe brought 10 Yamacraw Indians to dine at the White Hart.
Westbrook fortified by Oglethorpe’s Jacobite sisters.
A Godalming Company of Volunteers formed for defence against the Young Pretender.
Portsmouth Road from Kingston to Sheet bridge (Petersfield) converted to a turnpike . This included Old Portsmouth Road, Meadrow, Bridge Street, High Street, Ockford Road and Portsmouth Road
Accession of King George III
French prisoners from Belle Isle Expedition in the Seven Years' War (1756-1763) held in the Market Hall
Wey Navigation extended from Guildford to Godalming. Godalming Wharf opened.
Peper Harow built.
American War of Independence started
Town Bridge over Wey built (replacing the "Bishop's Bridge”)
Unitarian Church opened in Meadrow
Final Enclosure Act for Godalming.
Godalming Volunteer Corps for defence against Napoleon of 3 Companies of 60 infantrymen.
Battle of Trafalgar
Prince of Wales appointed Regent
Mullard Funerals established, still trading 2012
Napoleon invaded Russia and lost most of his army in his retreat
Predecessor of Godalming Non-Conformist School founded
Wey Navigation extended to Arun above Pulborough
National School (‘Bell School’) for poor boys and girls established in The Mint.
Godalming Non-Conformist School established on the Causeway.
The Old Town Hall (The Pepperpot) rebuilt on the site of the “Market House” and " Hundred House."
Godalming Non-Conformist School renamed British School
Battle of Waterloo: End of Napoleonic War
Visit of Frederick William III of Prussia, the Czar Alexander I and Prince Leopold.
Last public hanging in Godalming – on the Lammas Lands
Accession of King George IV
William Cobbett started publication of Rural Rides, finally published in book form in 1830
Act for paving and lighting the Town.
Liverpool and Manchester Railway: The world's first inter-city passenger railway in which all the trains were timetabled and ticketed.
Poor Law Amendment Act introduced Union Workhouses
Tolpuddle Martyrs transported for forming a union
Houses of Parliament destroyed by fire
Reconstitution of the Borough of Godalming under the Municipal Corporations Act.
Godalming Police Force established
Henry Marshall first Mayor of Godalming
Accession of Queen Victoria
Gas Works established at the Wharf.
Milford School founded
Last ‘view of frankpledge’ (guarantee of good behaviour of people living in each tithing by their tithingmen) held at Godalming.
Godalming National School moved from The Mint to Moss Lane
Irish Potato Famine
Railway reached Guildford
Control of Deanery Manor passed to the Church Commissioners
Church of St. John the Evangelist consecrated at Farncombe.
London and South Western Railway extended from Guildford to Godalming (Old Station on corner of Meadrow and Chalk Road).
The Great Exhibition
Godalming Borough Police Force merged into the Surrey Constabulary
Julius Caesar (cricketer) first played for England
Cholera epidemic in Britain
Crimean War started
Crystal Palace opened at Sydenham
Earliest known photograph of Godalming High Street by H C Malden
Crimean War ended
Farncombe National School founded.
Godalming Choral Society formed
Ockford toll house buried under new railway embankment and toll house moved to Ockford Road (CHECK DATE)
Nightingale Road Cemetery’s first burial
Japan opened up after centuries of exclusion
Godalming Police Force re-established
Publication of On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
Railway extended from Godalming to Portsmouth. (Battle of Havant) Godalming Railway station opened
American Civil War started
Godalming Public Hall, Bridge Street opened
American Civil War ended
Deanery Manor sold off by Church Commissioners. Part purchased by Charterhouse School.
Postbox designed by J W Penfold introduced
Church of St. John the Baptist, Busbridge, consecrated.
Hascombe School founded
Congregational Church in Bridge Street built.
Busbridge School founded
Suez Canal opened
Most of Great House, Bridge Street burnt down
Forster Act made elementary education available to all children in England and Wales
Married Women's Property Act
Godalming Voluntary Fire Brigade established
Wey & Arun Canal closed
Charterhouse School moved from London to Godalming.
Godalming British School in Bridge Road rebuilt
Godalming and Farncombe Water Company established
Gertrude Jekyll moved to Munstead
Frith Hill waterworks built
Electric Lighting experimentally installed. First public electricity in the world
Helen Allingham (artist) moved to Sandhills
Grammar School set up in hall beside the Red Lion.
Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee
Responsibility for turnpikes passed to County Councils
Area of Borough of Godalming extended to include Farncombe.
Sewerage treatment plant opened at Unstead
Rayners Garden Buildings established, still trading in 2012
Godalming Baptist Church built
Godalming Police Force merged into Surrey Constabulary for the second time
Edwin Lutyens first met Gertrude Jekyll, at Seale
Whitaker Wright bought Lea Park, now called Witley Park.
George Frederic Watts moved to Compton
The Duchess of Albany opened The Meath Home of Comfort for Epileptics, now The Meath
Grant of a Coat of Arms.
Godalming formed into two civil parishes, ‘Godalming’ and ‘Godalming Rural’.
New Drainage System established.
Godalming Fire Brigade taken over by the Borough
Aldous Huxley (author) born in Godalming
National Trust founded by Octavia Hill, Sir Robert Hunter and Canon Rawnsley
Godalming Technical Institute opened.
Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee
Borough Road Pumping Station built
Farncombe Station opened.
Boer War starts
Small Catholic Church opened in Croft Road
Hugh Thackeray Turner (Architect) bought site for his house 'Westbrook'
Eashing Cemetery’s first burial
Accession of King Edward VII
Boer War ends
Generating station built in Borough Road by the Urban Electric Supply Company Limited CHECK DATE
First flight by an aeroplane
Methodist Church (now the United Church) built on the Causeway
Local Educational Authority took over the British School
Whitaker Wright committed suicide
Fire Station built in Queen Street
Farncombe School opened.
St Edmund’s Catholic Church built in Croft Road
Town Council moved from Pepperpot to new Council Offices in Bridge Street CHECK DATE
Godalming Council School opened in Meadrow
Suffragists' visit Godalming
Accession of King George V
Coronation of King George V
Empire Picture Palace opened in Station Road
Godalming, Farncombe & District Commercial Association (Chamber of Commerce)
Last Court Baron held at the Kings Arms & Royal Hotel in Godalming.
RMS Titanic sank
Scott's expedition to the South Pole
Jack Phillips, telegraphist on the Titanic
Alan Paine knitwear company founded, outlet still trading 2012
Suffragists march came through Godalming with Gertrude Jekyll's banner following the town band
World War I started
Phillips Memorial opened. Architect Hugh Thackeray Turner; Planting by Gertrude Jekyll
World War I ended
Spanish 'flu epidemic
Hart Brown founded, still in business 2012
Charles Burgess made Honorary Freeman of the Borough
Public Museum proposed in upper portion of old town hall (Pepperpot)
Death of George Mallory on Everest
Carnival to raise money for Surrey County Hospital
New Chapel at Charterhouse.
Milford Village Hall built
Godalming Operatic Society formed
Godalming Extension Act‑Parts of Godalming Rural and Witley included in Borough. CHECK DATE (?1929)
Wall Street crash
Godalming County School opened.
Thomas Ethelbert Page made Honorary Freeman of Godalming, second person to hold the honour,
Surrey Review Order. Further extension of Borough to include part of Shalford.
St. Marks Church and Hall opened on Ockford Ridge
Guildford & Godalming By-Pass opened.
King George V's Silver Jubilee
The Regal Cinema opened in Meadrow
The First Church of Christian Scientist opened in Ockford Road
Roffe Swayne established still trading in 2012
Accession and abdication of King Edward VIII
Accession of King George VI
Crystal Palace destroyed by fire
Rotary Club of Godalming formed (now 2 clubs)
Godalming Band formed to play for coronation of King George V1
RFD founded by Reginald Foster Dagnall
World War II started
World War II ended
Farncombe Wanderers Cricket Club founded
Austin Playfoot of Eashing ran with the Olympic torch from Merrow to Guildford
Godalming United Football Club formed by former pupils of Godalming Grammar School.
Accession of Queen Elizabeth II
Everest climbed for first time.
Pullman’s leather mill closed
Wilfrid Noyce was a member of the team that climbed Everest
Winkworth Arboretum passed to National Trust by Wilfrid Fox
Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II
Godalming & District Scouts formed
Round Table founded
Heath-Bullock Antiques established, still trading 2012
Record Corner shop in Pound Lane, still trading in 2012
Wilfrid Noyce killed while climbing the Himalayas – Wilfrid Noyce Centre opened.
High Street renumbered
GodalmingMasonic Hall Association formedby the Lodges that met in Queen Street, Godalming
Godalming railway station received a facelift, courtesy of a joint venture between British Rail and the Friary Brewery
Genesis band formed
The Great Flood
Widespread flooding by the Wey
Waitrose opened, still trading 2012
Doctors’ practice at The Square, High Street formed by Dr N.H.Harwood-Yarred, Dr M.E.Woolrych, Dr R.M.Butcher, and Dr.D.R.Edbrooke.
Godalming Wool Fayre
Speedwell Taxis established, still trading 2012
Bury’s designated public open space
Godalming Borough became part of Waverley Borough
Godalming Swimming Pool at Broadwater opened
Bargate Wood Estate planning permission given and completed in 1980’s
Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee
Waverley Borough twinned with the Mayen-Koblenz district of Germany
Godalming twinned with Mayen
Wakelin & Day (Chartered Accountants) established, still trading 2012
Godalming Youth Orchestra formed
Godalming Photographic Club formed
Waverley Council offices opened
Centenary of Public Electricity
Beaver Scouts started
Godalming twinned with Joigny
Godalming Lions Club founded
Burns & Webber founded, still trading 2012
Hurricane hits Britain
Godalming Relief Road, Flambards Way, opened
Go Godalming founded
First Heritage Open Day
World Trade Centre destroyed
Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee
Music in the Park Concerts commenced
Keeping Memories Alive, a community project started
GOLO first independent town society lottery started
Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee