Guildford St Mary, Surrey

Historical Description

St. Mary is an ecclesiastical parish, in the municipal borough of Guildford, Surrey. The Church stands on the declivity of the hill a little south of High Street; is supposed to have been built by some of the Testard family; consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with a chapel having semicircular apses on each side of the chancel, which itself had originally a semicircular apse; has a tower resting on four open arches; includes Norman and Early English parts in irregular connection with later portions; underwent restoration in 1862, and has some good stained glass windows. The living is a rectory, united with Guildford Holy Trinity, in the diocese of Winchester, value, £260 with residence. The area of St. Mary is 35 acres; population, 1520.

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

Church Records

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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