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Sanderstead, Surrey

Historical Description

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.

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 parishSanderstead All Saints 
Poor Law unionCroydon 

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

Church Records

The Parish Registers of Sanderstead, Co. Surrey 1564-1812 is available to purchase on CD-ROM from the shop., 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:

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.

CountyGreater London
Postal districtCR2
Post TownSouth Croydon