Hambledon Surrey Family History Guide

Hambledon is an Ancient Parish in the county of Surrey.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1617
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1586-1587; 1689; 1693; 1775-1790; 1800

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Chiddingfold
  • Godalming

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HAMBLEDON, a village, a parish, and a district in Surrey. The village stands 1½ mile NE of Witley r. station, and 3½ S of Godalming; and has a post office under Godalming. The parish comprises 1,556 acres. Real property, £1,634. Pop., 557. Houses, 85. The property is divided among a few. A remarkable group of ancient chestnuts is at Burghgate; and an excellent building stone, called the Burghgate stone, is there. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £207. Patron, the Earl of Radnor. The church is almost entirely modern. The workhouse is at the verge of the parish; and, in 1861, had 133 inmates. The district comprehends the sub-district of Witley, containing the parishes of Hambledon, Witley, Thursley, Elstead, Pepper-Harrow, Haslemere, Chiddingfold, and Hascombe; and the sub-district of Cranley, containing the parishes of Cranley, Ewhurst, Dunsfold, Bramley, Shalford, St. Martha-on-the-Hill, Wonersh, and Alford, the last partly in Sussex. Acres, 60,351. Poor rates in 1863, £9 899. Pop. in 1851, 13,552; in 1861, 13,907. Houses, 2,724. Marriages in 1862, 79; births, 442, of which 24 were illegitimate; deaths, 207, of which 62 were at ages under 5 years, and 11 at ages above 85. Marriages in the ten years 1851-60, 868; births, 4,238; deaths, 2,336. The places of worship, in 1851, were 17 of the Church of England, with 4,867 sittings; 5 of Inpendents, with 765 s.; 1 of Baptists, with 100 s.; 1 of Wesleyans, with 124 s.; and 1 undefined, with 130 s. The schools were 16 public day schools, with 1,095 scholars; 24 private day schools, with 480 s.; 20 Sunday schools, with 1,404 s.; and 2 evening schools for adults, with 32 s.

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

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England, Surrey Parish Registers, 1536-1992


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