Effingham is a rural parish in the borough of Guildford in the County of Surrey, England, with an area of 12,004.51 square metres.
The southern part of the parish is situated on the dip slope of the North Downs, and northern part on the London clays. The village of Effingham is situated on the spring line, which runs along the chalk to the south and the clays to the north. To the west of the village is East Horsley, and to the east Little Bookham.
According to the latest Census statistics in 2011, the parish has a population of 2651 in 1054 households, with 35 empty dwellings. There are 696 detached houses, 227 semi-detached houses, 81 terraced houses, 78 flats or apartments, and 7 mobile homes. Of which 46.6% is owned outright, 37.7% mortgaged, and the rest rented.
The whole of the parish of Effingham is designated as Green Belt. The southern part of the parish is designed as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Effingham has two registered Commons: Banks Common and Effingham Common.
Effingham Conservation Area lies in the centre of the village. The Effingham Heritage Trail takes a route around the Conservation Area passing many national and locally listed buildings.
Rights of Way (public footpaths, bridleways and byways) in and around Effingham
The Photograph Gallery provides pictures around Effingham
Links to other organisations of interest to Effingham residents can be found here