Ashtead is an Ancient Parish in the county of Surrey.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1662
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1801
- Walton on the Hill
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].
Civil Registration District: Epsom
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Surrey
Rural Deanery: Ewell
Poor Law Union: Epsom