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Horsell, Surrey

Historical Description

Horsell or Horsehill, a village and a parish in Surrey. The village stands near the Basin gstoke Canal, 1 mile WNW of Woking station on the L. & S.W.R., and 6 miles SSW of Chertsey. There is a post and money order office under Woking; telegraph office, Woking. Acreage, 2937; population, 1021. The Earl of Onslow is lord of the manor. There are good nursery grounds, and interesting rows of gardens. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester; value, £220 with residence. The church consists of nave, S aisle, and chancel, with embattled tower; has pointed arches resting on octagonal pillars; and contains monuments to Sir John W. Rose and James Fenn, and several fine brasses. The church and tower have been beautifully restored at a cost of £6000, and a new organ has been erected at a cost of £750. There is a Baptist chapel.

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 parishHorsell St. Mary 
Poor Law unionChertsey 

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.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Surrey is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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

RegionSouth East
Postal districtGU21
Post TownWoking