town in Tandridge district, Surrey, England

Caterham is a town in Surrey. It is 22 miles (34 km) from Guildford.[1] There are 20,957 people living in the town.[2] The town is made of two parts. The old part is now called Caterham on the Hill. The new part is called Caterham Valley. Caterham Valley was started after a railway was built below Caterham village, in 1856.[3]

Caterham was once the most eastern town in Surrey. It became the most northeastern town in Surrey when Greater London was made.[4]

There used to be a barracks in the town. Twenty three people were hurt by an explosion at the Caterham Arms in 1975. The explosion was caused by the Irish Republican Army. They wanted to kill soldiers from the barracks.[5]

Caterham has many churches. The church of St. Lawrence is about one thousand years old. Three churches were made in the Victorian era. These were: St. Mary's, Caterham United Reformed church and St. John's.[6]

A sports car maker is named after the town.[7]


  1. "Miles between Guildford Surrey and Caterham N7 Surrey". Retrieved 3 March 2012.
  2. "Surrey County Council data" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2012-09-23.
  3. "Caterham". Surrey History Centre. Retrieved 23 September 2012.
  4. Robert Simonson (29 February 2012). "The administrative boundaries of the county of Surrey". Surrey County Council. Archived from the original on 13 March 2012. Retrieved 3 March 2012.
  5. "23 Persons Injured In Bomb Blast". Observer - Reporter. Associated Press. 28 August 1975. Retrieved 27 July 2012.
  6. "St. Lawrence's Ancient Church". St. Mary's - Caterham team ministry. Archived from the original on 13 April 2012. Retrieved 22 September 2012.
  7. "The World of Caterham Cars – An Overview". Caterham Cars. Archived from the original on 4 September 2012. Retrieved 23 September 2012.