Great Bookham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Surrey.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1632
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1694

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BOOKHAM (Great), a village and a parish in Epsom district, Surrey. The village stands 2½ miles SW of Leatherhead r. station, and 4 NW of Dorking; has a post office under Leatherhead; and formerly had a fair. The parish comprises 3,249 acres. Real property, £6,615. Pop., 1,106. Houses, 211. The property is much subdivided. Bookham Grove is the seat of the Dawnays; Eastwick House was formerly the seat of the Howards; and Polesden, now the property of Sir Walter R. Farquhar, Bart., belonged to Sheridan. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £340. Patron, Viscount Downe. The church has a monument to Sheriff Slyfield, of the time of Queen Elizabeth; and is good. Charities, £55. The rectory of Ranmore is a separate benefice.

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 Bookham, Great and Little, 1841-1891

Bishop’s transcripts for Great Bookham, 1814-1870

Churchwardens rates, 1851-1873

Marriage banns and marriages, 1754-1812

Parish registers for Great Bookham, 1632-1876

Poor rates, 1749-1859

Vestry books, 1631-1846

Log books and admission records, 1863-1954 Ranmore, St. Barnabas School (Great Bookham, Surrey)

Land tax assessments for the parish of Great Bookham, 1780-1831


Vision of Britain historical maps


County: Surrey
Civil Registration District: Epsom
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Surrey
Diocese: Winchester
Rural Deanery: Stoke
Poor Law Union: Epsom
Hundred: Effingham
Province: Canterbury

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