Chelsham, Surrey

Historical Description

Chelsham, a parish in Surrey, on the verge of the county, 2¼ miles from Upper Warlingham station on the L.B. & S.C.R., and 6½ SE of Croydon. Post town, Whyteleafe. Acreage, 3357; population, 440. An ancient oblong camp is on Worms Heath. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Warlingham, in the diocese of Winchester. The church is Early English, and has an ancient font. It was repaired in 1872.

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 Chelsham St. Leonard
Hundred Tandridge
Poor Law union Godstone

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records, in association with Surrey History Centre, have images of the Parish Registers for Surrey online.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Surrey is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Surrey, 1662-1668 is available on the Heraldry page.

RegionSouth East
Postal districtCR6
Post TownWarlingham