Chaldon, a parish in Surrey, near the Brighton and the Caterham railways, 2 miles NE by N of Merstham station, and 5 NE of Reigate. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Caterham. Acreage, 1644; population, 280. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester; net value, £214 with residence. The church is partly Early English with a spire, and was restored in 1870. During the restoration a fresco, supposed to date from about 1200, was discovered on the west wall.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Chaldon St. Peter and St. Paul|
|Poor Law union||Reigate|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from the year 1564, and states that "one other register there is yet to be seen."
Ancestry.co.uk, in association with Surrey History Centre, have images of the Parish Registers for Surrey online.
Church of England
SS. Peter and Paul (parish church)
The church of SS. Peter and Paul, which dates from about 1,100, is of rubble and flint in the Early English style, and has a tower with spire containing six bells, hung in 1902, the old bell which dates from about 1250 having been removed to the porch: the church was restored and re-seated in 1870, at a cost of £350, when an ancient painting called "The Ladder of the Salvation of the Human Soul and the Road to Heaven" was discovered: in 1869 the chancel was restored and a stained window inserted in it by Mrs. Pickersgill, of Netherne House, Merstham: there are 100 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Chaldon from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Chaldon (St. Peter and St. Paul))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Surrey is available to browse.
Online maps of Chaldon are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Surrey papers online:
The Visitation of Surrey, 1662-1668 is available on the Heraldry page.