Wonersh, Surrey

Historical Description

Wonersh, a parish, with a village, in Surrey, on the Arun and Wey Canal, with a station on the L.B. & S.C.R., 54 miles from London. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Guildford. Acreage, 4423; population of the civil parish, 2068; of the ecclesiastical, 1106. Wonersh Park, Great Tangley, and Little Tangley are the chief residences. The mansion in Wonersh Park is the seat of the Sudbury family; it is in the Elizabethan style, contains a very fine library, and stands in extensive and well-timbered ground. Remains of an ancient camp are on a hill. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester; gross value, £160 with residence. Patron, Lord Grantley. The church is a plain structure of brick and stone in the Norman style. There are a Congregational chapel and a Liberal club.

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 Wonersh St. John the Baptist
Hundred Blackheath
Poor Law union Hambledon

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Church Records

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Land and Property

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RegionSouth East
Postal districtGU5
Post TownGuildford