Hambledon, Surrey

Historical Description

Hambledon, a village and a parish in Surrey. The village stands 1½ mile NE of Witley station on the L. & S.W.R., and 3½ miles S of Godalming, and has a post office under Godal-ming; money order office, Godalming; telegraph office, Witley railway station. The parish comprises 1540 acres; population of the civil parish, 535; of the ecclesiastical, 409. The parish is traversed by the range of sandstone hills which form one of the leading features in the romantic scenery of SW Surrey. Eoek Hill, Mervel Hill, and Burgate haughs are the most picturesque parts. The Bargate stone is an excellent and durable building material. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; value, £240 with residence. Patron, the Earl of Radnor. The church, St Peter's, is Early English, rebuilt in 1846. The workhouse is at the verge of the parish.

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 Hambledon St. Peter
Hundred Godalming
Poor Law union Hambledon

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

Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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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 districtGU8
Post TownGodalming