Weybridge, a parish, with a village, in Surrey, on the river Wey, at the junction with it of the Basingstoke Canal at its own influx into the Thames. The village has a station on the L. & S.W.R., 19 miles from London, and 2½ SE of Chertsey. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office. Acreage of parish, 1372; population, 3944, which has increased of late years owing to the facilities offered for boating and fishing, and the erection of villas and other residences, principally for London families. The streets of the village have been lighted by electricity since 1890. Oatlands Park is a great feature, and has been separately noticed. The parish is governed by an urban district council, and a very efficacious system of sewage was completed in 1895. It is on the flushing principle, and the sewage is pumped to the sewage farm at Byfleet, 4 miles distant. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; net value, £340 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church was built in 1848, and is a building of stone in the Gothic style with a tower and spire, and contains some curious and ancient brasses and monuments; it was restored in 1890. A chapel of ease was erected in 1874. There are a Congregational church and a cottage hospital. There is a Roman Catholic chapel, which contained the remains of King Louis Philippe until their removal to France. The remains of the late Comte de Paris were interred here in 1894.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Weybridge St. Nicholas|
|Poor Law union||Chertsey|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Weybridge from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Weybridge (St. Nicholas))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Surrey is available to browse.
Online maps of Weybridge are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
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- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
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The Visitation of Surrey, 1662-1668 is available on the Heraldry page.