Merrow Surrey Family History Guide

Merrow is an Ancient Parish in the county of Surrey.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1587

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Albury
  • Send
  • Worplesdon
  • St Martha
  • Stoke next Guildford
  • West Clandon

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

MERROW, a village and a parish in Guildford district, Surrey. The village stands under downs of its own name, 2¼ miles ENE of Guildford r. station; and has a post office under Guildford. The parish comprises 1,608 acres. Real property, £2,394. Pop. in 1851, 278; in 1861, 363. Houses, 69. The increase of pop. arose from the erection of several good houses. Part of the land was once royal demesne; and most belongs now to Earl Onslow. A large portion is open down; and one part has Guildford race course, long disused. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £250. Patron, Earl Onslow. The church was rebuilt in 1842; consists of nave, S aisle and chancel, with tower and spire; and contains the burying-place of the Onslow family. There is 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: Guildford
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Surrey
Diocese: Winchester
Rural Deanery: Stoke
Poor Law Union: Guildford
Hundred: Woking
Province: Canterbury