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The geology of this area is dominated by London Clay in the east, Bagshot Sands in the west and alluvial deposits along the rivers.To the south of the Downs in the western part of the county are the sandstone Surrey Hills, while further east is the plain of the Low Weald, rising in the extreme south-east to the edge of the hills of the High Weald.Much of the north of the county is an urban area contiguous to Greater London.In the west, there is a conurbation straddling the Hampshire/Surrey border, including in Surrey Camberley and Farnham.Accordingly, Surrey provides much in the way of rural leisure activities, with a very large horse population.The highest elevation in Surrey is Leith Hill near Dorking.Services such as roads, mineral extraction licensing, education, strategic waste and recycling infrastructure, birth, marriage, and death registration, and social and children's services are administered by Surrey County Council.The London boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark, Wandsworth, and parts of Lewisham and Bromley were in Surrey until 1889.

Agriculture not being intensive, there are many commons and access lands, together with an extensive network of footpaths and bridleways including the North Downs Way, a scenic long-distance path.The boroughs of Croydon, Kingston upon Thames, Merton, Sutton and Richmond upon Thames south of the River Thames were part of Surrey until 1965, when they too were absorbed into Greater London.In the same year, the county was extended north of the Thames by the addition of Spelthorne, as a result of the dissolution of Middlesex.Before Roman times the area today known as Surrey was probably largely occupied by the Atrebates tribe, centred at Calleva Atrebatum (Silchester), in the modern county of Hampshire, but eastern parts of it may have been held by the Cantiaci, based largely in Kent.The Atrebates are known to have controlled the southern bank of the Thames from Roman texts describing the tribal relations between them and the powerful Catuvellauni on the north bank.

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