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Waverley, Surrey

Historical Description

Waverley, an extra-parochial ville in Surrey, 2 miles SE of Farnham. A Cistercian abbey, the earliest in England, was founded here by Bishop Giffard in 1128; went at the dissolution to the Fitzwilliams, and has left some ruins in the park.

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 
Poor Law unionFarnham 

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 Waverley from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Surrey is available to browse.

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Surrey papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

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