Wisley, Surrey

Historical Description

Wisley, a parish in Surrey, on the river Wey, 2 miles from Byfleet station on the L. & S.W.R. Post town, Woking; money order and telegraph office, Ripley. Acreage, 1090; population of civil parish, 188; of ecclesiastical, 635. The manor belongs to Earl Lovelace. The living is a rectory, united with Pyrford, in the diocese of Winchester; gross value, £275 with residence. Patron, Earl Onslow. The church is a small building of stone in the Norman style.

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
Hundred Woking
Poor Law union Guildford

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Church Records

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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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RegionSouth East
Postal districtGU23
Post TownWoking