Charlwood, Surrey Family History Guide

Charlwood is an Ancient Parish in the county of Surrey.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1595
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1700

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Countess of Huntingdon Methodist, Independent/Congregational, and Society of Friends/Quaker.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Leigh
  • Ifield
  • Rusper
  • Crawley
  • Newdigate
  • Betchworth
  • Horley
  • Worth

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CHARLWOOD, a parish in Reigate district, Surrey; on an affluent of the river Mole, 3½ miles SW by W of Horley r. station, and 6½ S by W of Reigate. It has a post office under Crawley. Acres, 7,000. Real property, £6,668. Pop., 1,542. Houses, 268. The property is subdivided. Charlwood Park and Charlwood Place are chief residences. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £550. Patron, H.Wise, Esq. The church is partly Norman, and was repaired in 1859. There are an Independent chapel, an endowed school, and charities £28.

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