St Martha Surrey Family History Guide

St Martha is an Ancient Parish in the county of Surrey.

Alternative names: Chilworth, St Martha on the Hill, St Martha's

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1785
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1845

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Shalford
  • Wonersh
  • Albury
  • Merrow
  • Stoke next Guildford

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CHILWORTH, a hamlet and a parish in Hambledon district, Surrey. The hamlet lies N of the river Wey, adjacent to the Reading and Redhill railway, 2½ miles SE by E of Guildford; and has a station on the railway. The parish is called also St. Martha-on-the-Hill; and its post town is Guildford. Acres, 1,070. Pop., 168. Houses, 23. The property is divided among a few. St. Martha's Hill consists of sandstone; is about 600 feet high; and commands a rich and various view. Paper mills and powder mills are in the pretty vale of Chilworth, below the hill; but have ceased, for a time, to be worked. The living is a donative in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £25. Patron, Lord Lovaine. The church stands on St. Martha's Hill; and is a restored cruciform ancient chapel, which belonged to the priory of Newark.

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: Hambledon
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Surrey
Diocese: Winchester
Rural Deanery: Stoke
Poor Law Union: Hambledon
Hundred: Blackheath (Surrey)
Province: Canterbury