Horley Surrey Family History Guide

Horley is an Ancient Parish in the county of Surrey.

Other places in the parish include: Horley Lodge, Horse Hill, Kennersley Manor, and Mason's Bridge.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1577
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1685

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian, and Strict Baptist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Leigh
  • Charlwood
  • Burstow
  • Bletchingley
  • Horne
  • Nutfield
  • Reigate St Mary Magdalene
  • Newdigate
  • Betchworth
  • Worth

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HORLEY, a parish and a sub-district, in Reigate disstrict, Surrey. The parish lies in the Weald, on the river Mole, adjacent to the London and Brighton railway, 4¾ miles S by E of Reigate; and has a station with telegraph on the railway, and a post office under Crawley. Acres, 7,215. Real property, £7,858. Pop., 1,587. Houses, 268. The property is subdivided. The limits include Kennersley manor, Horley Lodge, Mason's Bridge, and Horse-Hill, the last a conspicuous object. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £410. Patron, Christ's Hospital, London. The church is early English, in good condition; and has a shingle spire. The vicarage of Sidlow Bridge is a separate benefice. There are a Baptist chapel, a Primitive Methodist chapel, national schools, and charities £25. The sub-district contains six parishes. Acres, 28,550. Pop., 6,405. Houses, 1,130.

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: Reigate
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Surrey
Diocese: Winchester
Rural Deanery: Ewell
Poor Law Union: Reigate
Hundred: Reigate
Province: Canterbury