Loseley, Surrey

Historical Description

Loseley, a demesne in St Nicholas parish, Guildford, now called Artington, Surrey, 2 miles SW of Guildford. It belonged anciently to Edward the Confessor, Roger Montgomery, and others; was purchased early in the reign of Henry VIII. by Sir Christopher More; went by marriage about 1692 to the MolyneTixes; and belongs now to the More-Molyneux family. The present mansion was built in 1562 by Sir William More; acquired in the time of his son, the next owner, a gallery 121 feet long and a chapel, both of which were taken down about the commencement of the 19th century. There is a muniment room, containing a valuable collection of manuscripts, of which a catalogue has been published in the seventh report of the Historical MS. Commission. The hall is 42 feet long and 25 wide, and contains many interesting portraits and curiosities. The house was visited by Queen Elizabeth, James I., and Anne of Denmark. The grounds included in the park comprise about 280 acres, and present charming features of wood and contour.

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

Church Records

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Surrey is available to browse.