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Wotton, Surrey

Historical Description

Wotton, a parish in Surrey, which lies 3 miles WSW of Dorking, and 2½ from Gomshall station on the S.E.R. It includes part Of Oakwood chapelry, and is in Dorking district. Post town, Dorking. Acreage, 3796; population of the civil parish, 655; of the ecclesiastical, 421. Tan-hurst and Wotton House are the chief residences. Leith Hill is here, and has been separately noticed. There are brick, tile, and pottery works. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; net value, £470 with residence. The church is an ancient building of stone in the Early English style, and has been restored. J. Evelyn, the author of " Sylva," was a native.

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 parishWotton St. John the Evangelist 
Poor Law unionDorking 

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.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Wotton 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.

DistrictMole Valley
RegionSouth East
Postal districtRH5
Post TownDorking