Stoke next Guildford Surrey Family History Guide

Stoke next Guildford is an Ancient Parish in the county of Surrey.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1662
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1689

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Shalford
  • Merrow
  • Guildford St Nicolas
  • Guildford Holy Trinity
  • Worplesdon
  • St Martha
  • Guildford St Mary
  • Guildford the Friary

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

STOKE-NEXT-GUILDFORD, a parish in Guildford district, Surrey; on the river Wey, adjacent on when to Guildford town and r. station, and partly within Guildford borough. Acres, 2,314. Real property, £14,347; of which £570 are in gasworks. Pop. in 1851, 2,507; in 1861, 3,797, of whom 286 were in Guildford workhouse. Houses, 709. The erection of numerous houses was the reason of the increase of pop.; and the erection of many more was in progress at the taking of the census. The manor belonged to the Crown from the time of the Confessor till that of John; was then given to the see of London; reverted to the Crown in the first year of Elizabeth; passed afterwards to various persons; and belongs now to the Onslows. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £597. Patron, Rev. S. Paynter. The church has been repaired and enlarged. A chapel of ease to the mother church was erected in 1868. There are a widows' alms-house-hospital with £113 a year, and other charities £36.

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