Ockley on Stone Street, Surrey

Historical Description

Ockley-on-Stone Street, a village and a parish in Surrey. The village has a station on the L.B. & S.C.R., 32 miles from London, and 7 S by W of Dorking. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Dorking. Acreage of parish, 3008; population, 615. There is a parish council of seven members. It is supposed to be the Aclea of the Saxon Chronicle, where Ethelwulf defeated the Danes in a great battle in 851; and has an old-fashioned green and two good inns. Ockley Court, Jayes, and Elderslie are chief residences. The parish abounds with traditions of the Danes; and Aubrey saw traces of an ancient castle near the church, and says that the Danes destroyed it with battering engines placed on Berry Hill, 2 miles distant Vestiges of a Roman camp, with double ditch and vallum, are at Holmbury Hill. A magnificent view over parts of fourteen counties, and to London and the sea, is obtained from Leith Hill. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; value, £400 with residence. Patron, Clare College, Cambridge. The church is an ancient structure with an embattled tower, and was thoroughly restored and enlarged in 1873. The church of St John-on-Ockley Green is a modern building erected in 1872.

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


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Ancient County Surrey
Ecclesiastical parish Ockley St. Margaret
Hundred Wotton
Poor Law union Dorking

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