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Morrow, Surrey

Historical Description

Morrow, a village and a parish in Surrey. The village-stands under downs of its own name, 2½ miles ENE of Guildford station on the L. & S.W.R., with a post, money order, and telegraph office under Guildford. Acreage of parish, 1629; population, 1293. The parish council, under the Local Government Act, 1894, consists of nine members. Part of the land was once royal demesne, and most belongs now to Earl Onslow. A large portion is open down. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; gross value, £196 with residence. Patron, Earl Onslow. The church was rebuilt in 1842, and restored and enlarged in 1881; consists of nave, N and S aisles, transept, and chancel, with tower and spire. The S transept, formerly used by the Onslow family as a burying-place, has been restored by the present Earl for the use of the congregation, and a large vault in the churchyard is now used as the family burying-place. There is a Congregational chapel.

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

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Civil Registration

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Land and Property

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Visitations Heraldic

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