Chipstead, Surrey Family History Guide

Chipstead is an Ancient Parish in the county of Surrey.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1656
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1679

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Banstead
  • Coulsdon
  • Kingswood
  • Woodmansterne
  • Merstham
  • Gatton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CHIPSTEAD, a parish in Reigate district, Surrey; on the Brighton railway, 2 miles N of Merstham r. station, and 5 NNE of Reigate. It has a post office under Red Hill. Acres, 2,333. Real property, £2,592. Pop., 541. Houses, 110. The property is divided among a few. Pirbright is the seat of Rasch, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £431. Patron, Col. Hylton Jolliffe. The church ranges from early Norman to perpendicular English; has a low central tower; stands on a conspicuous site; was recently well restored; and contains mementos of the Stephenses, the eldest daughter of Hooker, author of the "Ecclesiastical Polity, " and Sir Edward Banks, the architect. An endowed school has £70 a year.

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: Court of the Archdeaconry of Surrey
Diocese: Winchester
Rural Deanery: Ewell
Poor Law Union: Reigate
Hundred: Reigate
Province: Canterbury