Burstow, Surrey Family History Guide

Burstow is an Ancient Parish in the county of Surrey.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1547
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1799

Nonconformists include: Baptist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Bletchingley
  • Horne
  • Nutfield
  • Horley
  • Worth

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BURSTOW, a parish in Reigate district, Surrey; 2¼ miles SE of Horley r. station, and 7½ SE by S of Reigate. It has a post office under Crawley. Acres, 4,717. Real property, £4,265. Pop., 927. Houses, 151. The property is subdivided. Burstow Lodge, formerly called Coultings, and now a farmhouse, was the seat of the Burstows, and passed to the Byshes. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £511. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is early English and good. There is a Baptist chapel. Flamstead, the first astronomer royal, was rector.

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


Vision of Britain historical maps


County: Surrey
Civil Registration District: Reigate
Probate Court: Pre-1846 - Court of the Peculiar of the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Deaneries of the Arches, Croydon, and Shoreham, Post-1845 - Court of the Archdeaconry of Surrey
Diocese: Winchester
Rural Deanery: Pre-1845 - Croydon, Post-1844 - Ewell
Poor Law Union: Reigate
Hundred: Reigate
Province: Canterbury