Windlesham, Surrey

Historical Description

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.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Surrey
Ecclesiastical parish Windlesham St. John the Baptist
Hundred Woking
Poor Law union Chertsey

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Visitations Heraldic

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DistrictSurrey Heath
RegionSouth East
Postal districtGU20
Post TownWindlesham