Hersham or Heversham, Surrey

Historical Description

Hersham or Heversham, a village and an ecclesiastical parish in Surrey. The village stands on the river Moley with a station, called Walton and Hersham, on the L.&S.W.R., 17 miles from London, and 5 SW by W of Kingston-on-Thames. The parish was constituted in 1851. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Walton-on-Thames. Population, 3439. The Metropolitan Convalescent Institution stands about 1 mile W of the village, was extended by the addition of a new wing in 1862, and again enlarged in 1868. It contains accommodation for 300 patients. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester; net value,. £320 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Winchester. The church was rebuilt in 1887, and is a fine edifice of Bargate stone in the Early English style. There is a Congregational chapel, a circular edifice, built in 1844. There are several very fine seats in the vicinity.

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

Church Records

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