Place:Bletchingley, Surrey, England

Watchers
NameBletchingley
Alt namesBlechingleysource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.233°N 0.1°W
Located inSurrey, England
See alsoTandridge Hundred, Surrey, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Godstone Rural, Surrey, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Tandridge District, Surrey, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
Contained Places
Cemetery
St. Mary the Virgin's Cemetery
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
:the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Bletchingley (historically "Blechingley") is a village in Surrey, England. It is on the A25 road to the east of Redhill and to the west of Godstone.

Bletchingley was part of the Godstone Rural District from 1894 until 1974 and of the Tandridge District since 1974.

The village had the status of "parliamentary borough" and elected two members to the House of Commons. By the time of the Industrial Revolution, it had become a rotten borough, a situation that was put to rights in the Reform Act of 1832.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Bletchingley.

Image:Tandridge District before 1974.png

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