Haslemere Surrey Family History Guide

Haslemere is a chapelry of Chiddingfold Ancient Parish in Surrey.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1573
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1689; 1717; 1729; 1800

Nonconformists include: Calvinist, Independent/Congregational, and Particular Baptist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Selham
  • Milford
  • Lynchmere
  • Thursley
  • Chiddingfold
  • Witley
  • Fernhurst
  • Shottermill
  • Lurgashall

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HASLEMERE, a decayed town and a parish in Hambledon district, Surrey. The town stands on the Guildford and New Portsmouth railway, amid pleasant environs of hill and vale, 9 miles SSW of Godalming; is said to have succeeded an older and larger town, situated on the side of an adjacent hill, and destroyed by the Danes; was a borough by prescription, and chartered by Queen Elizabeth; sent two members to parliament, till disfranchised by the act of 1832; was the scene of many expensive and violent election contests, till its interests became united in the Earl of Lonsdale; has now a post office under Liphook, a railway station, two inns, a handsome church, an Independent chapel, a literary and scientific institution, and a national school; and is a good centre for tourists to explore the romantic region in the triangle between it, Midhurst, and Petersfield. A weekly market is held on Tuesday; fairs for cattle are held on 13 May and 26 Sept.; articles of turnery are manufactured; and paper mills are in the neighbourhood. An enormous beech tree, about 18 feet in girth at 5 feet from the ground, is 1½ mile to the N; and the remarkable depression in the sand, called the Devil's Punchbowl, and emitting an affluent of the Wey, is 2¼ iniles to the NNW. The parish comprises 1,877 acres. Real property, £2,990. Pop., 952. Houses, 187. The property is subdivided. The manor belonged to the Mores, and passed to the Lowthers. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the rectory of Chiddingfold, in the diocese of Winchester.

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