Nutfield, Surrey Family History Guide

Nutfield is an Ancient Parish in the county of Surrey.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1558
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1685

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Burstow
  • Bletchingley
  • Horne
  • Reigate St Mary Magdalene
  • Merstham
  • Horley
  • Gatton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

NUTFIELD, a village and a parish in Reigate district, Surrey. The village stands 2 miles E by N of Redhill-Junction r. station, and 3¾ E by N of Reigate; and has a post-office under Redhill. The parish comprises 3,373 acres. Real property, £4,742. Pop. in 1851, 895; in 1861, 997. Houses, 178. The property is subdivided. Patteson Court, Ridge Green, Court Lodge, Holmsdale Lodge, and Hall Land are chief residences. Fullers' earth has been dug here for centuries, and is exported, to the amount of about 6,000 tons annually, to many parts of the United Kingdom. Building stone and hearth-stone also are largely quarried. The fullers' earthbeds contain sulphate of barytes in detached nodular masses; and the sandstone beds contain, among other fossils, a large species of ammonite and a nautilus. An earthen vessel, containing about 900 Roman coins, was found in 1755. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £725. Patron, Jesus College, Cambridge. The church stands in a picturesque situation; is chiefly early decorated English, partly later English; comprises nave, N aisle, and chancel, with embattled W tower; was repaired in 1859; and contains an old monument of Sir Thomas de Roldham, and a brass of W. Grafton. 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: Reigate
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Surrey
Diocese: Winchester
Rural Deanery: Ewell
Poor Law Union: Reigate
Hundred: Reigate
Province: Canterbury