York Town, Surrey

Historical Description

York Town, a chapelry in Ash parish, Surrey, with a station on the L. & S.W.R., 35 miles from London, and near Aldershot. It was constituted in 1851, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Camberley. Population, 3004. The Staff College is situated in this parish, and is designed to hold forty officers undergoing two years' instruction for staff appointments. The living is a vicarage, with Camberley annexed, in the diocese of Winchester; net value, £110 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Winchester. The church is a handsome building of stone in the Early English style, and contains numerous memorials. There are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels. Camberley is a district adjoining York Town, and has a mission church and a Roman Catholic church. An obelisk is in the neighbourhood, and forms a conspicuous landmark.

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

Church Records

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Surrey is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Surrey, 1662-1668 is available on the Heraldry page.

DistrictSurrey Heath
RegionSouth East
Postal districtGU15
Post TownCamberley