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Crowhurst, Surrey

Historical Description

Crowhurst, a parish in Surrey, on Broad-Mead Water, 2½ miles ESE of Godstone station on the S.E.R., and 9½ E by S of Reigate. Post town, Lingfield; money order and telegraph office, Lingfield. Acreage, 2119; population, 246. The manor belonged from an early period till the 18th century to the Gaynesfords, and the manor-house, called Crowhurst Place, now a formhouse, was a stately mansion of the time of Henry VII. Another farmhouse was the seat of the Angell family, a mansion of the time of Henry VIII. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester; value, £108 with residence. The church has parts from Transition Norman to Perpendicular English, and contains brasses of the Gaynesfords. A hollow yew tree in the churchyard measures 30½ feet in girth at 5 feet from the ground, and is the largest, in the county.

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 parishCrowhurst St. George 
Poor Law unionGodstone 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Visitations Heraldic

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RegionSouth East
Postal districtRH7
Post TownLingfield