Woodmansterne, Surrey

Historical Description

Woodmansterne, a parish in Surrey, 2 miles from Coulsdon station on the L.B. & S.C.R. It has a post office under Epsom. Acreage, 1591; population, 408. Oaks, which once belonged to the Earls of Derby, and gave name to the Oaks stakes at Epsom, is now the seat of the James family. Stagbury is the seat of the Walpole family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester; net value, £380. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church was rebuilt in 1876-77, and is a stone building in the Early Decorated 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
Ecclesiastical parish Woodmansterne St. Peter
Hundred Wallington
Poor Law union Croydon

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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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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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DistrictReigate and Banstead
RegionSouth East
Postal districtSM7
Post TownBanstead