Windlesham, a village and a parish in Surrey. The village has a station called Sunningdale and Windlesham on the L. & S.W.R. It is 27 miles from London, 8 WSW of Chertsey, and 8 NE of North Camp, Aldershot, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Bagshot. The parish includes Bagshot village, and was constituted a separate ecclesiastical district in 1874. The greater portion was un-enclosed land before the passing of the Enclosures Act of 1814. Acreage, 5692; population of the civil parish, 2965; of the ecclesiastical, 1347. There is a parish council consisting of nine members. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; net value, £240 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church was rebuilt in 1680, and enlarged in 1874; it is an edifice of red brick in the Early English and Decorated styles. There is a church at Bagshot, consecrated in 1884, and a Wesleyan chapel. There are six almshouses, an institute, and reading-rooms.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Windlesham St. John the Baptist|
|Poor Law union||Chertsey|
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.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Windlesham from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Windlesham (St. John the Baptist))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Surrey is available to browse.
Online maps of Windlesham 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.