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Thursley, Surrey

Historical Description

Thursley, a parish, with a village, in Surrey, 4 miles W of Witley station on the L. & S.W.R., and 5½ SW of Godalming. It has a post and money order office under Godalming; telegraph office, Elstead. Acreage, 4378; population, 1124. Cosford House is the chief residence. The parish itself, and Thunder Hill, not far from the village, are believed to have got their name from associations with the Scandinavian deity Thor or Thunor. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester; net value, £65 with residence. The church, an ancient edifice of stone, was restored in 1885. There is a Congregational chapel and a children's home.

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 parishThursley St. Michael 
Poor Law unionHambledon 

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

We have transcribed the entry for Thursley 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.

RegionSouth East
Postal districtGU8
Post TownGodalming