West Horsley, Surrey
Horsley, West, a village and a parish in Surrey. The" village stands about a mile from Horsley and Ockham station on the L. & S.W.R. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Leatherhead. Acreage of the civil parish,. 2676; population, 601; of the ecclesiastical, 615. The manor, with West Horsley Place, belonged to Lord Berners,. The translator ofFroissart; passed to the Raleighs, and was the favourite residence of Carew Raleigh, son of Sir Walter. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; gross value, £308 with residence. The church is partly Early English, partly Perpendicular; was well restored in 1849, and reseated in 1887; comprises nave, aisles, and chancel, with tower and shingled spire; has at the E end of the nave a curious carving of the Nativity, found under the flooring in 1810, and contains monuments of a Berners and a Fullerton. A mortuary chapel belonging to the manor is traditionally said to contain the head of Sir Walter Raleigh in the same grave as the remains of his son. There is a Wesleyan chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||West Horsley St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Guildford|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for West Horsley from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Horsley, West (St. Mary))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Surrey is available to browse.
Online maps of West Horsley 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
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The Visitation of Surrey, 1662-1668 is available on the Heraldry page.