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. Surrey County Council sits extraterritorially at Kingston upon Thames, as Kingston has been part of Greater London since 1965. The London boroughs of Lambeth, Wandsworth and Southwark were considered part of Surrey until 1889; and Croydon, Kingston, Merton, Sutton, Barnes and Richmond - all now reclassified as Greater London - were formerly 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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    Thus I alone, where all my freedom grew,
    In prison pine with bondage and restraint;
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    To banish the less, I find my chief relief.
    Henry Howard, Earl Of Surrey (1517?–1547)

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    So long time war of valiant men,
    Was all to win a lady fair,
    Shall I not learn to suffer then,
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    Henry Howard, Earl Of Surrey (1517?–1547)

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    Henry Howard, Earl Of Surrey (1517?–1547)