Tandridge (St. Peter)

TANDRIDGE (St. Peter), parish,in the union of Godstone, First division of the hundred of Tandridge, E. division of Surrey, 2 miles (E. by S.) from Godstone; containing 674 inhabitants. The parish is situated on the road from Guildford, by Godstone, to Maidstone; and the South-Eastern railway passes through it, south of Tilbusta Hill. Towards the north and south, the soil is clayey; in the middle, sandy. There are some good residences. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £80; patron, C. H. Turner, Esq. The tithes have been commuted for £97. The church is an ancient edifice, with a tower surmounted by a spire of wood. A priory of Augustine canons, in honour of St. James, to which Odo de Damartin was a great benefactor, was founded in the time of Richard I., and at the Dissolution had possessions valued at £86. 7. 6. per annum. In the grounds of the priory are the lids of two stone coffins dug up here. In 1828 some silver and copper coins of Julius Cæsar and other Roman emperors were found.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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