Farncombe appears in Domesday Book of 1086 as Fernecome. It was held by the Bishop of Bayeux. Its domesday assets were: 2 ploughs, 15 acres of meadow, woodland worth 3 hogs. It rendered £1 4s 0d. The village lies on the River Wey and canal boats can be hired here taking travelers up to Guildford and beyond.
Few older buildings survive as evidence of its long history; among the oldest is a row of almshouses, built in 1622. Farncombe is within the census area Godalming Charterhouse which has a population of 5,053.
Farncombe has various transport links, being served by the Portsmouth-London railway, through Farncombe railway station, and the Hoppa community bus project. It is very near the A3, which also links the village with London & Portsmouth, and link to the M25.
Farncombe has a youth football team called FYFC (Farncombe Youth Football Club) for boys and girls from ages 6/7 to 16/17.
Jack Phillips was born in Farncombe. He continued working as the ship sank, trying to contact other ships that might be able come to the assistance of the Titanic. Phillips is commemorated by the Phillips Memorial Garden in Godalming, and a memorial in the St. John the Evangelist Church in Farncombe. The Jack Phillips pub in Godalming High Street is named after him.
Growing Demographic; Victoria Farncombe Looks at a Project to Create a Kitchen Garden with the Aim of Engaging a More Culturally Diverse Interest
Mar 03, 2011; Byline: Victoria Farncombe Whether taking high tea on the Wisteria-filled terrace or admiring the roses in the walled...