Horsell, Surrey Family History Guide

Horsell is an Ancient Parish in the county of Surrey.

Other places in the parish include: Knaphill.

Alternative names: Horshill

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1653
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1689

Nonconformists include: Baptist and Particular Baptist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Woking St Peter
  • Bisley
  • Addlestone
  • Pyrford
  • Chobham

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HORSELL, or HORSHILL, a village and a parish in Chertsey district, Surrey. The village stands near the Basingstoke canal, 1 mile WNW of Woking r. station, and 6 SSW of Chertsey; and has a post office under Woking station. The parish includes part of Knaphill village. Acres, 2,890. Real property, £3,912. Pop., 788. Houses, 140. The property is subdivided. There are good nursery grounds, and interesting rows of gardens. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £83. Patrons, Three Landowners. The church consists of nave, S aisle, and chancel, with embattled tower; has pointed arches resting on octagonal pillars; and contains monuments to Sir John W. Rose and James Fenn, Esq., and several fine brasses. There are a Baptist chapel and a national school.

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