Sanderstead, a parish, with a village, in Surrey, with a station on the Croydon and Oxted Junction railway, 12 miles from London and 3 SSE of Croydon. Post town, Croydon. Acreage, 3150; population of the civil parish, 509; of the ecclesiastical, 253. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. Telsdon has been added to the civil parish. Purley House was occupied by Home Tooke when he wrote his " Diversions of Purley." The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester; net value, £245 with residence. The church, a small building in the Early English style with a spire, stands on the site of a much older one, and has some old brasses and monuments. In the churchyard there are some yew trees, one said to be upwards of 1000 years old. The rectory was built in 1680.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Sanderstead All Saints|
|Poor Law union||Croydon|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The Parish Registers of Sanderstead, Co. Surrey 1564-1812 is available to purchase on CD-ROM from the shop.
Ancestry.co.uk, in association with Surrey History Centre, have images of the Parish Registers for Surrey online.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Sanderstead from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Sanderstead (All Saints))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Surrey is available to browse.
Online maps of Sanderstead are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Surrey papers online:
The Visitation of Surrey, 1662-1668 is available on the Heraldry page.