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Marden Park, Surrey

Historical Description

Marden Park, a seat in Godstone parish, Surrey, in a valley near Godstone village. A pillar in the garden was erected by Sir Robert Clayton in memory of Thomas Firman the philanthropist, who died in 1697; and a flagstaff tower,. called the Castle, on an eminence within the grounds, commands a very fine and extensive view. A " bourn," or temporary rivulet, bursts out at times of rain at an edge of the grounds, runs to the Wandle at Croydon, and was formerly regarded at an outburst as prognosticating some great public disaster.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Church Records, in association with Surrey History Centre, have images of the Parish Registers for Surrey online.

Land and Property

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