Farleigh, Surrey Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Alternative names: Farley

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1678
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1685

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Farleigh

  • Croydon St John the Baptist
  • Chelsham
  • Warlingham
  • Addington

Historical Descriptions of Farleigh

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

FARLEY, a parish in Godstone district, Surrey; 2½ miles NE of Warlingham r. station, and 5½ SE by S of Croydon. Post town, Caterham, under Red Hill. Acres, 1,060. Real property, £794. Pop., 105. Houses, 21. The property is subdivided; and part of the land is common. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £195. Patron, Merton College, Oxford. The church is early English and good.

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

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Farley, or Farleigh (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Godstone, Second division of the hundred of Tandridge, E. division of Surrey, 5 miles (S. E.) from Croydon; containing 86 inhabitants. It comprises 1060a. 12p., of which 690 acres are arable, 320 woodland, and the remainder pasture. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £4. 16. 5½., and in the gift of Merton College, Oxford: the tithes have been commuted for £177. 4., and the glebe consists of 28½ acres. The church, is on an elevated site, and consists of a body and chancel only, with no tower.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.

Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland Gorton 1833

Farley, co. Surrey.

P. T. Croydon (9) 5½ m. S E. Pop. 84.

A parish in the second division of the hundred of Tandridge; living, a dis. rectory in the archdeaconry and diocese of Winchester; valued in K. B. 4l. 16s. 5½d.; ann val. P. R. 129l. 19s. 2d.; church ded. to St. Mary; patron, Merton College, Oxford.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. II; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.

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County: Surrey
Civil Registration District: Godstone
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Surrey
Diocese: Winchester
Rural Deanery: Ewell
Poor Law Union: Godstone
Hundred: Tandridge
Province: Canterbury