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Chipstead, Surrey

Historical Description

Chipstead, a parish in Surrey, 2 miles N of Merstham station on the S.E.R., and 5 NNE of Reigate. It has a post and money order office under Red Hill; telegraph office, Merstham. Acreage, 2420; population, 688. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester; value, £410. Patron, Lord Hylton, who owns most of the parish. The church ranges from Early Norman to Perpendicular English, has a low central tower, stands on a conspicuous site, and contains mementos of the Stephenses, the eldest daughter of Hooker, author of the " Ecclesiastical Polity," and Sir Edward Banks the architect. An endowed school was built in 1874.

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 parishChipstead St. Margaret 
Poor Law unionReigate 

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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

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

DistrictReigate and Banstead
RegionSouth East
Postal districtCR5
Post TownCoulsdon