Elstead, Surrey

Historical Description

Elstead, a village and a parish in Surrey. The village stands on the river Wey, 4½ miles W by S of Godalming station on the L. & S.W.R., and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Godalming. Acreage of parish, 4106; population, 775. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; net value, £19G with residence. The church is small and good, and was restored in 1872. There is a Congregational chapel and a young men's institute.

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 Elstead St. James
Hundred Farnham
Poor Law union Hambledon

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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 districtGU8
Post TownGodalming