Dunsfold, a parish in Surrey, near the Surrey and Sussex Canal, 4 miles ESE of Witley station on the L. & S.W.R., and 5½ SSE of Godalming. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Godalming. Acreage, 4039; population of the civil parish, 58G; of the ecclesiastical, 618. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; value, £350 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is Early Decorated English, with some interesting features, and in good condition. It is interesting to Roman Catholics as it is reputed to be specially favoured by the presence of the Blessed Virgin. The vicarage of Grafham is a separate benefice.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Dunsfold St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Hambledon|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Dunsfold from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Dunsfold (St. Mary))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Surrey is available to browse.
Online maps of Dunsfold are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Surrey papers online:
The Visitation of Surrey, 1662-1668 is available on the Heraldry page.