Shirley Surrey Family History Guide

Shirley is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Surrey, created in 1846 from Croydon St John the Baptist Ancient Parish.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1836
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1836

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Croydon St John the Baptist
  • Beckenham St George
  • Addington

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SHIRLEY, a chapelry, with a village, in Croydon parish, Surrey; 1¾ mile E of Croydon r. station. It has a post-office under Croydon. Pop., 642. Houses, 120. S. House is the seat of the Earl of Eldon. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £300. Patron, the Archbishop of C. The church is modern.

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: Croydon
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Surrey
Diocese: Winchester
Rural Deanery: Pre-1845 - Croydon, 1845--1873 - None
Poor Law Union: Croydon
Hundred: Wallington
Province: Canterbury