Ashtead, Surrey Family History Guide

Ashtead is an Ancient Parish in the county of Surrey.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1662
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1801

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Headley
  • Epsom
  • Leatherhead
  • Walton on the Hill

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ASHTEAD, a parish in Epsom district, Surrey; on the Croydon and Leatherhead railway, 2½ miles SW of Epsom. It has a station on the railway, and a post office under Epsom. Acres, 2,522. Real property, £3,519. Pop., 729. Houses, 124. The property is divided among a few. Ashtead House, the seat of the Howard family, is a splendid mansion, and contains some good pictures. The park has some venerable old oaks and elms, and a long avenue of limes; and is well stocked with deer. Ashtead Common, above the park, commands picturesque views; and contains, among wood, an ancient entrenchment. The Roman Stone-street passed through the parish; and has left relics in the materials of the church. There is a mineral spring, similar to that of Epsom. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £499. Patrons, the Heirs of the late Hon. Col. Howard. The church is an ancient structure, with a tower; and embodies Roman bricks and tiles in its walls; but has undergone numerous alterations. Sir Robert Howard used to entertain Charles II. in a mansion which occupied the site of the present Ashtead House. an alms house for six poor widows has £32 from endowment, and other charities £16.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records


Online Records

England, Surrey Parish Registers, 1536-1992

Bishop's transcripts for Ashtead, 1700-1857

Parish registers for Ashtead, 1662-1876

Parish registers for Ashtead, 1875-1901

Transcripts of parish registers of Ashtead, Surrey, England, 1662-1812

Parish register printouts of Ashtead, Surrey, England ; christenings, 1803-1857

Court rolls, 1599-1684

Census returns for Ashstead, 1841-1891

Local authority poor rates, special expense rates, and lighting rates, 1885-1900

Land tax assessments for the parish of Ashtead, 1780-1832


County: Surrey
Civil Registration District: Epsom
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Surrey
Diocese: Winchester
Rural Deanery: Ewell
Poor Law Union: Epsom
Hundred: Copthorne
Province: Canterbury