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Limpsfield, Surrey

Historical Description

Limpsfield, a village and a parish in Surrey. The village is 1 mile from Oxted station on the Croydon and Oxted Joint railway, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office. Acreage, 4673; population, 1469. The manor belongs to the Leveson Gower family. A liouse near the centre of the village was long occupied by Mrs Stanhope, the editor of th& well-lAiown letters of Lord Chesterfield to her husband, Philip Stanhope, his natural son. A picturesque common clumped with firs lies above the village, and other parts of the parish are diversified and beautiful. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester; net value, £300 with residence. The church is mainly Early English, lately restored, has a tower possibly Norman, witli a piscina in the S wall of the chancel, and another in a small side chapel. It comprises nave, N and S aisles, and two chancds, and contains a fine marble monument to Lord Elphinstone. There are a convalescent home, a home for the children of the missionaries of the-Church Missionary Society, and one for boys in connection with the OxfordHouse missions in the East of London, and also the Caxton Convalescent Home, for members of the printing-and allied trades (1894-95), the gift of Mr Passmore Edwards.

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 parishLimpsfield St. Peter 
Poor Law unionGodstone 

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

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Civil Registration

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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.

RegionSouth East
Postal districtRH8
Post TownOxted