Charlwood, Surrey

Historical Description

Charlwood, a parish in Surrey, on an affluent of the river Mole, 3½ miles SW by W of Horley station on the L.B. & S.C.R., and 6½ S by W of Reigate. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Horley. Acreage, 7093; population, 1444. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester; value of living, commuted tithe rent charge, £905 with residence and glebe. The church is partly Norman, and was repaired in 1859. There is a chapel of ease (St Michael and All Angels) at Lemfield Heath. A cottage hospital was erected in 1873. The principal residences are Gatwick Manor and the rectory, all others are modern residential villas, except Old Charlwood House.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Surrey
Ecclesiastical parish Charlwood St. Nicholas
Hundred Reigate
Poor Law union Reigate

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Visitations Heraldic

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DistrictMole Valley
RegionSouth East
Postal districtRH6