"MICKLEHAM, (or Littleborough), a parish in the second division of the hundred of Copthorne, county Surrey, 2½ miles N. of Dorking, its post town, and 2 S.E. of Leatherhead. The village, which is small, is situated on the river Mole under Box Hill and Mickleham Downs. It is mentioned in Domesday Survey as Micleham, at which time it was held by Bishop Odo. It consists principally of one street of well-built houses and a few scattered villa residences. During the summer months the bed of the river may be crossed in certain places. From the top of Box Hill, so called from the box trees planted on its southern declivity by the Earl of Arundel, in the reign of Charles I., a fine view is obtained. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £425."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868), Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]