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Horley, Surrey

Historical Description

Horley, a parish in Surrey. The parish lies in the Weald, on the river Mole, 4½ miles S by E of Eeigate, and has a station on the L.C. & S.C.R., 26 miles from London. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office. Acreage, 7320; population of the civil parish, 3300; of the ecclesiastical, 2891. The limits include Kennersley Manor, Horley Lodge, Mason's Bridge, and Horse Hill, the last a conspicuous object. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester; value, £290 with residence. Patrons, Christ's Hospital, London. The church is Early English, was thoroughly restored in 1882, and has a shingle spire. The vicarage of Sidlow Bridge is a separate benefice. There are a Baptist chapel, a Primitive Methodist chapel, a mission church at Salfords, and some charities.

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 parishHorley St. Bartholomew 
Poor Law unionReigate 

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

Church Records, in association with Surrey History Centre, have images of the Parish Registers for Surrey online.

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 districtRH6