"HORSELL, (or Horshill), a parish in the first division of the hundred of Godley, county Surrey, 6 miles S. of Chertsey, 7 N. of Guildford, and 1 mile from the Woking station on the South-Western railway. Ripley is its post town. The village, which is small, is situated on the Basingstoke canal. Here are nursery grounds, famed for the growth of American plants. The inhabitants are chiefly engaged in agriculture."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868), Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]