Originally published during the early part of the twentieth century, the Cambridge County Geographies were designed to provide a series of concise guides to British regions. Aimed at the general reader, they combined a comprehensive approach to various aspects of physical and human geography with an emphasis on clarity. This guide to Surrey by George F. Bosworth was first published in 1909. The text is interspersed with numerous illustrative figures and also contains a list of the chief towns and villages within the county.
1. The south-eastern peninsula. County and shire. The word Surrey. Its origin and meaning; 2. General characteristics. Position and natural conditions; 3. Size. Shape. Boundaries; 4. Surface and general features; 5. Watershed. Rivers. The Mole; 6. Rivers. The Wey. The Wandle. The smaller streams; 7. Rivers. The river Thames (a) to Teddington; 8. Rivers. The River Thames (b) from Teddington to Deptford; 9. Geology and soil; 10. Natural history; 11. Climate and rainfall; 12. People. Race, settlements, population; 13. Agriculture. Main cultivations. Woodlands. Stock; 14. Industries and manufactures; 15. Minerals. Exhausted mining industries; 16. History of Surrey; 17. Antiquities - prehistoric, Roman, Saxon; 18. Architecture. (a) Ecclesiastical - churches; 19. Architecture. (b) Ecclesiastical - religious houses; 20. Architecture. (c) Military - castles; 21. Architecture. (d) Domestic - famous seats, manor houses, cottages; 22. Communications - past and present - roads, railways, canals; 23. Administration and divisions - ancient and modern; 24. The roll of honour of the county; 25. The chief towns and villages of Surrey.