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Carshalton, Surrey

Historical Description

Carshalton (pronounced Casehorton), a village and a parish in Surrey, on the L.B. & S.C.R., 12 miles from London. The village stands on the river Wandle, which is here joined by several copious springs rising in the parish, and forming in the centre of the town a fine expanse of water in which there is good trout fishing. It was known at Domesday as Aulton, and was once a market-town. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office (S.O.) Acreage of the civil parish, 2926; population, 6425; of the ecclesiastical, 4374. Carshalton Park was formerly the seat of Sir N. Throckmorton, Dr. Radcliffe, and the Scawens, and is now the seat of the Taylor family. The parish has flour, paper, and snuff mills, also some large ironworks. A spring over-arched with stone, close to the churchyard, is traditionally associated with Queen Anne Boleyn, and bears her name. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester; net value, £270. The church is Early English, restored and enlarged in 1893 at a cost of £10,000, and contains a remarkable brass of Sheriff Gaynesford, who died in 1490, and three elaborate monuments of the 18th century. There are two mission churches, a police station, a large public hall, and a United Methodist chapel. The town is under the jurisdiction of the Metropolitan police, and is governed by a Local Board. It is supplied with water from works at Sutton.

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 CountySurrey 
Ecclesiastical parishCarshalton All Saints 
Poor Law unionEpsom 

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

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1538., in association with Surrey History Centre, have images of the Parish Registers for Surrey online.


Church of England

All Saints (parish church)

The church of All Saints, rebuilt in 1893 at a cost of £11,000, is of stone and flint in the Perpendicular style, and has a tower containing a clock and 8 bells: in the church are some interesting monuments, including one to the Scawens, and others to George Taylor and John Taylor and his wife and two brasses to Nicholas Ganeysford and family: there are 800 sittings.

Church of the Good Shepherd, Carshalton-on-the-Hill

The Mission Church of the Good Shepherd, Carshalton-on-the-Hill, was erected in 1900.

St. Andrew's Chapel of Ease, Wrythe Lane

St. Andrew's Chapel of Ease, in Wrythe lane, was built in 1887, and has sittings for 250 persons.


United Methodist Chapel


Emanuel Church

Emanuel (Reformed Episcopal) Church, Park lane, was erected in 1904.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Carshalton from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Carshalton are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Surrey papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

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

CountyGreater London
Postal districtSM5
Post TownCarshalton