"LEATHERHEAD, (or Letherhed), a parish and post town in the second division of the hundred of Copthorne, county Surrey, 4 miles S.W. of Epsom, 5 N. of Dorking, and 12½ N.E. of Guildford. It is a station on the London and South-Western railway. It is situated on the river Mole, which is here crossed by a bridge of fourteen arches. "
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868), Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]