Limpsfield Surrey Family History Guide

Limpsfield is an Ancient Parish in the county of Surrey.

Other places in the parish include: Moor House, Tenchley, and Trevereux.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1539
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1689

Nonconformists include: Baptist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Tatsfield
  • Lingfield
  • Crowhurst
  • Titsey
  • Westerham
  • Edenbridge
  • Oxted

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

LIMPSFIELD, a village and a parish in Godstone district, Surrey. The village stands 6 miles NE of Godstone r. station, and 12 ENE of Reigate; and has a post-office under Red Hill. The parish contains also Moorhouse, Tenchley, and Trevereux. Acres, 3,904. Real property, £5,384. Pop., 1,216. Houses, 245. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to G. W. G. Leveson Gower, Esq. Hookwood, adjoining the village, is the seat of Mrs. Gower; Tenchley Park is the seat of Seymour Teulon, Esq.; Moor House is the residence of J. F. Harris, Esq.; and Trevereux is the property of H. Cox, Esq. A house near the centre of the village was long occupied by Mrs. Stanhope, the writer of well known published letters to her husband, Philip Stanhope, the natural son of Lord Chesterfield. A picturesque common, clumped with firs, lies above the village; and other parts of the parochial surface are diversified and beautiful. Staffords-Wood is a favourite resort of gypsies. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £699. Patron, W. Leveson Gower, Esq. The church is mainly early English, in good condition; has a tower, possibly Norman, with a piscina in the S wall, and surmounted by a spire; comprises nave, N aisle, and chancel; and contains a fine marble monument to Lord Elphinstone. There are a Baptist chapel, national and infant schools, and charities £4.

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