Beddington, Surrey Family History Guide

Beddington is an Ancient Parish in the county of Surrey. Wallington is a chapelry of Beddington.

Other places in the parish include: Beddington Corner.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1679

Nonconformists include: Calvinist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Croydon St John the Baptist
  • Mitcham St Peter and Paul
  • Wallington
  • Coulsdon
  • Woodmansterne
  • Carshalton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BEDDINGTON, a Village and a parish in Croydon district, Surrey. The village stands on the river Wandle, near the Southeastern and the Wimbledon and Croydon railways, 2¼. miles W of Croydon; and it has a station on the latter railway, and a post office under Croydon, London S. The parish includes also the place called Beddington Corner, and the hamlet of Wallington. Acres, 3,909. Real property, £12,060. Pop., 1,556. Houses, 311. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged to the Carews from 1360 till 1860. Beddington House, on the manor, now the seat of the Rev. A. H. Bridges, is chiefly a brick edifice of 1709; but includes a great hall, with very rich open roof, visited by Queen Elizabeth; and contained interesting family portraits, a curious trophy of arms, and an elaborately-formed door-lock. An orangery here, destroyed in 1739, sprang from pips imported by Sir Francis Carew, the brother-in-law of Sir walter Raleigh, the first pips planted in England. At Woodcote, in the southern part of the parish, many Roman remains have been found. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £1,212. Patron, the Rev. A. H. Bridges. The church shows Norman traces; was founded before the Con quest, and rebuilt of flint in the time of Richard I.; was renovated and extended, at a cost of £3,000, in 1850; and was again repaired in 1869. The p. curacy of Wallington is a separate charge, formed in 1867.

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

Parish Records


Online Records (Free)

England, Surrey Parish Registers, 1536-1992

Census returns for Beddington, 1841-1891

Bishop's transcripts for Beddington, 1692-1841

Parish registers for Beddington, 1538-1878 Church of England. Parish Church of Beddington (Surrey); Church of England. Chapelry of Wallington (Surrey)

Parish registers for Beddington, 1673-1906 Church of England. Parish Church of Beddington (Surrey)

Churchwardens accounts and charities, 1790-1860

Entries from parish registers of Beddington, Surrey, England - Shooter, Susan A. (Susan Ada)

The parish registers of Beddington, Co. Surrey - Bannerman, William Bruce

Transcripts of parish registers of Beddington, Surrey, England, 1673-1812 - Challen, W. H. (William Harold); Church of England. Parish Church of Beddington (Surrey)

Vestry records, 1785-1846

Computer printout of Beddington, Surr., Eng

Monumental inscriptions, Beddington and Croydon, Surrey, England, about 1700-1900

Poor law records, 1706-1888

Poor rates, 1795-1807 & 1837-1838

Militia records, 1802

Apprenticeship bonds of parish poor children, 1812-1815

Land tax assessments for the parish of Beddington and Wallington, 1780-1831


Vision of Britain historical maps


County: Surrey
Civil Registration District: Croydon
Probate Court: Pre-1846 - Court of the Archdeaconry of Surrey, Post-1845 - Court of the Bishop of London (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Pre-1846 - Winchester, Post-1845 - London
Rural Deanery: Southwark
Poor Law Union: Croydon
Hundred: Wallington
Province: Canterbury