The village of Godstone is located in Surrey, the South of England, and lies approximately six miles to the east of Reigate. Godstone is an ancient settlement that developed along the Roman road between London and Brighton.
The centre of the village has two distinctly different parts to it, both of which are conservation areas. Church Town is a tranquil neighbourhood with splendid timber houses and an air of quiet self-importance about it. The oldest timber-frame building in this part of Godstone is the 15th century Old Packinghouse.
Apart from some lovely 18th century brick-built houses, there is also the Victorian St Nicholas Church which commands attention. It is perhaps most notable for containing the grave of Walker Miles in its churchyard, who was instrumental in creating the Ramblers of Great Britain society that we know today.
The other part of central Godstone is known as Godstone Green, dating largely back to the 16th century, when travelling in wheeled vehicles became more affordable. Many of the village’s public houses and inns date back to the days of coach travel. Indeed, the pond on the village green was originally used to water horses in the 19th century.
It had a sloping bank to enable wagoners to drive their horses down to the water’s edge with ease. If you slipped and fell while trying to water your horse in those days, no local council authority would have paid you compensation for your sprained ankle or broken wrist!
The emergence of some excellent British wines over the last two decades has been largely attributed to the determination and pioneering spirit of a handful of individuals who created vineyards in Surrey and other parts of Britain, when the rest of the wine-growing world declared them quite mad. Perseverance has produced some amazing results and today the county of Surrey has many successful vineyards – and one of them is based in Godstone.
The local vineyard owner running Godstone Vineyards sells their wine from an establishment on Quarry Road and both shop and vineyard are popular tourist destinations, alongside Godstone Farm, where the petting zoo attracts families with small children in particular.
If you were injured in an accident involving one of the animals at the petting zoo or drank from a bottle of wine that contained glass splinters not mentioned together with its vintage, you could make an compensation claim in Godstone with a local accident solicitor.
Your accident must be the result of somebody else’s negligence and must have happened within the last 3 years for you to qualify.
Where do you find an compensation claim in Godstone solicitor?
Godstone is a small village and there may be accident solicitors working there, but they may not necessarily offer no win no fee services or specialise in your particular injury claim.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on their Freephone numbers: 0800 689 0500 or: 0333 500 0993, and talk to an expert.
Their adviser can allocate your claim to one of their no win no fee legal partners, specialising in your particular compensation claim in Godstone.
Date Published: 22nd September 2013