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Thames Ditton, Surrey

Historical Description

Thames Ditton, a village and a parish in Surrey. The village stands on the river Thames, with a station on the L. & S.W.R., 14 miles from London, and 2 SW of Kingston. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Kingston-on-Thames. The parish includes Claygate chapelry and Ember and Weston hamlets, and comprises 2981 acres; population of the civil parish, 3710; of the ecclesiastical, 2649. Claygate manor belongs to the Earl of Lovelace; and Weston manor to the Speer family. There are numerous good residences, inns, a brewery, and market gardens. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester; gross value, £200 with residence. Patron, King's College, Cambridge. The church is ancient, was originally a chapel of ease to Kingston, and became parochial in 1769; it contains many good monuments and brasses. The vicarage of Clay-gate is a separate benefice. There are a Congregational chapel, almshouses, a cottage hospital, opened in 1894, and a village hall.

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 parishThames Ditton St. Nicholas 
Poor Law unionKingston 

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.

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 districtKT7
Post TownThames Ditton