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Frensham, Surrey

Historical Description

Frensham, a village and a parish in Surrey. The village lies on an affluent of the river Wey, 4 miles from Farnham station on the L. & S.W.R., and contiguous to the boundary with Hants. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Famham. Acreage of the civil parish, 8665 of land and 142 of water; population, 2697; of the ecclesiastical, 893. The parish contains also the tithing of Docken-field with a population of 259, Much of the surface is heathy and wild. A lake, called Frensham Great Pond, measures about 3 miles in circuit, and is a resort of large numbers of wild fowl. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Winchester; value, £340. Patron, the Archdeacon of Surrey. The church is partly Early English, has a square tower, and contains in its belfry an ancient copper cauldron, 2 feet in diameter, on a rude iron trivet, probably of similar character to public utensils which anciently existed in many parishes, but about which many legendary tales are told. The font is early 13th century. Pierrepont and Frensham Place are chief residences. The perpetual curacies of Shottermill and Churt are separate benefices..

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 CountyHampshire 
Ecclesiastical parishFrensham St. Mary 

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Land and Property

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RegionSouth East
Postal districtGU10
Post TownFarnham