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Malden, or Old Malden, Surrey

Historical Description

Malden, or Old Malden, a village and a parish in Surrey. The village stands on Hogs Mill river, near Worcester Park station on the L. & S.W.R., 10 miles from London, and 3 SE of Kingston-on-Thames, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office called Worcester Park (R.S.O.) Acreage of the civil parish, 842; population, 528; of the ecclesiastical, 960. A college, afterwards removed to Oxford as Merton College, was founded here in 1264 by Walter de Merton, Bishop of Rochester. The living is a vicarage, united with the chapelry of Chessington, in the diocese of Rochester; joint value, £160 with residence. Patron, Merton College, Oxford. The church was partly rebuilt in 1610, retains portions of earlier dates, comprises nave and chancel, with W tower, and a N aisle added in 1866.

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 parishMalden St. John 
Poor Law unionKingston 

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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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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