Coulsdon, Surrey

Historical Description

Coulsdon or Cullesden, a parish in Surrey, with a station on the S.E.R., 16 miles from London. It has a post and money order office (S.O.); telegraph office at the railway station. Acreage, 4314; population, 4450. Coulsdon Court is the seat of the Bryon family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester; value, £634 with residence. Patron, the Archbishop of Canterbury. The church has a curious monument of 1635, and is good. The Reedham Asylum for fatherless children is on one of the airy heights of the parish. One of the metropolitan lunatic asylums is also in this parish; it is a very fine and large building capable of holding about 3000 persons.

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 Coulsdon St. John the Evangelist
Hundred Wallington
Poor Law union Croydon

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

Church Records

The Parish Registers of Coulsdon, co. Surrey, 1653-1812 is available to purchase on CD-ROM from the shop., in association with Surrey History Centre, have images of the Parish Registers for Surrey online.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Coulsdon from the following:

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.

CountyGreater London
Postal districtCR5
Post TownCoulsdon