Horsleydown St Mark, Surrey Family History Guide

Horsleydown St Mark is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Surrey, created in 1844 from Southwark St John Horsleydown Ecclesiastical Parish.

Alternative names: Southwark St Mark Horsleydown

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: None
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: None

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Independent/Congregational, Presbyterian, and Society of Friends/Quaker.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Southwark St Olave
  • Southwark St John Horsleydown
  • Tower of London
  • Bermondsey St Mary Magdalen
  • Bermondsey St Paul

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HORSLEYDOWN, a parish and a sub-district in Southwark-St. Olave district, Surrey. The parish forms part of the metropolis; lies on the Thames below London bridge, near London bridge r. station; and has a postal pillar box under London, SE. It was separated from St. Olave in 1732; it bears the name of H. ST. John; and it includes a chapelry constituted in 1844, and called H. ST. Mark. Acres, 69 of land, and 25 of water. Real property, £49,380. Pop. in 1861, 11,393. Houses, 1,445. Pop. of the part within H. St. Mark, 2,920. Houses, 369. The living of St. John is a rectory, and that of St. Mark is a p. curacy, in the diocese of Winchester. Value of St. J., £350; of St. M., £130. Patron, of St. J., the Lord Chancellor; of St. M., alternately the Crown and the Bishop. The church of St. John was one of fifty new churches built about 1732; and it has the remarkable feature of a spire surmounted by an Ionic column. The district workhouse is here; and, at the census of 1861, had 327 inmates. The subdistrict is conterminate with the parish.

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: St Olave Southwark
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Surrey
Diocese: Post-1844 - London, Pre-1845 - Winchester
Rural Deanery: Southwark
Poor Law Union: St Olave
Hundred: Southwark Borough
Province: Canterbury