Thames Ditton, Surrey
Thames Ditton, a village and a parish in Surrey. The village stands on the river Thames, with a station on the L. & S.W.R., 14 miles from London, and 2 SW of Kingston. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Kingston-on-Thames. The parish includes Claygate chapelry and Ember and Weston hamlets, and comprises 2981 acres; population of the civil parish, 3710; of the ecclesiastical, 2649. Claygate manor belongs to the Earl of Lovelace; and Weston manor to the Speer family. There are numerous good residences, inns, a brewery, and market gardens. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester; gross value, £200 with residence. Patron, King's College, Cambridge. The church is ancient, was originally a chapel of ease to Kingston, and became parochial in 1769; it contains many good monuments and brasses. The vicarage of Clay-gate is a separate benefice. There are a Congregational chapel, almshouses, a cottage hospital, opened in 1894, and a village hall.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Thames Ditton St. Nicholas|
|Poor Law union||Kingston|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Ancestry.co.uk, in association with Surrey History Centre, have images of the Parish Registers for Surrey online.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Thames Ditton from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Ditton, Thames (St. Nicholas))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Surrey is available to browse.
Online maps of Thames Ditton are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Surrey papers online:
The Visitation of Surrey, 1662-1668 is available on the Heraldry page.