Hatcham St James Surrey Family History Guide

Hatcham St James is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Surrey, created in 1845 from the Surrey part of Deptford St Paul Ecclesiastical Parish.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1845
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1845-1857; 1867

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Peckham St Mary Magdalen
  • Deptford St Paul
  • Rotherhithe All Saints
  • Lewisham St Mary
  • Camberwell Christ Church

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HATCHAM, a manor and a chapelry in Deptford-St. Paul parish; the former in Surrey, the latter partly also in Kent. The manor lies on the London-Bridge and New Croydon railway, at New Cross station, 2 miles SW by W of Deptford; and has two post offices, the one E of New Cross Tollgate, under Deptford, London SE, the other W of New Cross Tollgate, under Peckham, London SE. It was known at Domesday as Hacheham; and it was held by the Brixi, who gave name to Brixton hundred. Acres, 670. Pop. in 1851, 4,074; in 1861, 5,731. Houses, 969. Hatcham House and Hatcham Manor House are chief residences. The chapelry was constituted in 1845. Pop. in 1861, 9,887. Houses, 1,630. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of London Value, £160. Patron, the Rev. A. K. B. Granville. The church was built in 1850, is in the Gothic style, and stood incomplete at the beginning of 1865.

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: Greenwich
Probate Court: Pre-1845 - Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and Archdeaconry of Rochester, Post-1844 - Court of the Bishop of London (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Canterbury
Rural Deanery: Dartford
Poor Law Union: Greenwich
Hundred: Brixton
Province: Canterbury