Chiddingfold, Surrey

Historical Description

Chiddingfold, a parish in Surrey, in the Weald, 2 miles SE of Witley and Chiddingfold station on the L. & S.W.R., 38 miles from London, and 4½ NE of Haslemere. It has a post office under Godalming. Acreage, 7043; population, 1528. Glass was manufactured here as early as the 13th century, the earliest mention of glass-making in England being in this parish. Iron was manufactured from the time of Elizabeth to that of Charles II. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; net value, £382 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is chiefly Early English and good; it was restored in 1870. There is a Congregational chapel. The parish institute was erected in 1877. Combe Court and Pickhurst are chief residences.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5


Ancient County Surrey
Hundred Godalming
Poor Law union Hambledon

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

Transcript of the entry for Chiddingfold (St. Mary) from Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848


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Visitations Heraldic

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