Place:Betchworth, Surrey, England

TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.233°N 0.267°W
Located inSurrey, England
See alsoReigate Hundred, Surrey, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Reigate Rural, Surrey, Englandrural district in which the parish was located 1894-1933
Dorking and Horley Rural, Surrey, Englandrural district in which it was part located 1933-1974
Dorking, Surrey, Englandurban district in which it was part located 1933-1974
Mole Valley District, Surrey, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Betchworth is a village and civil parish in the Mole Valley District of Surrey, England. The village centre is on the north bank of the River Mole and south of the A25 road almost 3 miles (4.8 km) east of Dorking and 3 miles (4.8 km) west of Reigate. Central London is 19.5 miles (31.4 km) north of the village. Service sector occupations dominate Betchworth's economy – its station and road links make it a part of the London commuter belt – combined with crop agriculture and services for the relatively large retired proportion of the population. A former lime quarry, rebuilt manor house and Grade I-listed church are within its boundaries.

Betchworth was part of the Reigate Rural District from 1894 until 1933 when it was split between Dorking Urban District and Dorking and Horley Rural District. Both parts were absorbed into the Mole Valley District in 1974.

Until 1933 Betchworth contained a village named Brockham. When the parish was split in 1933, Brockham was made a civil parish and was transferred into Dorking Urban District.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Betchworth.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Brockham.

Surrey Research Tips


Administrative boundaries of the county of Surrey (Surrey History Centre. The centre has a website with a number of useful indexes--titheholders in various parishes, deaths at the county gaol, etc.)

Registration Districts

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GENUKI provisions

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  • Archives and Libraries
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  • 19th century descriptions of the ecclesiastical parishes
  • Lists of cemeteries
  • Local family history societies
  • A list of historic maps online


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