Effingham, Surrey

Historical Description

Effingham, a village, a parish, and a hundred in Surrey. The village stands 3½ miles SW of Leatherhead, 4½ NW by W of Dorking, and has a station on the L. & S.W.B., 21 miles from London. It was formerly a place of some importance, said to have contained sixteen churches, and gives the title of Earl to the Howards of Grange. It has a post and money order office under Leatherhead; telegraph office, Great Bookham. The parish, with the village, comprises S183 acres; population of the civil parish, 620; of the ecclesiastical, 614. Effingham House, the seat of the Parrett family, is the chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester; gross value, £106 with residence. The church is ancient, has stalls, and is good. There is a Wesleyan chapel. The hundred contains also two other parishes.

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 Effingham St. Lawrence
Hundred Copthorne and Effingham
Poor Law union Dorking

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Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Visitations Heraldic

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RegionSouth East
Postal districtKT24
Post TownLeatherhead