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West Molesey, Surrey

Historical Description

Molesey or Moulsey, West, a village and a parish in Surrey. The village stands near the river Thames, 1½ mile N by W of Hampton Court station on the L. & S.W.R., and 3½ miles W by S of Kingston, is a small but. pleasant place, and has a post office under Kingston; money order and telegraph office, East Moulsey. Acreage of pariiA, 737; population, 730. The parish council consists of seven members. Molesey Grove was for many years the residence of the Right Hon. J. Wilson Croker. There are several other good residences and some market gardens. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester; value, £220 with residence. The church was rebuilt in 1843 and enlarged in 1860, retains the tower of a previous edifice, comprises N aisle and chance), and contains a Later English font. It was restored in 1878.

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 unionKingston 

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Land and Property

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RegionSouth East
Postal districtKT8