Place:Chiddingfold, Surrey, England

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NameChiddingfold
Alt namesAnsteadbrooksource: hamlet in parish
Combe Commonsource: hamlet in parish
High Street Greensource: hamlet in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.117°N 0.65°W
Located inSurrey, England
See alsoGodalming Hundred, Surrey, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Hambledon Rural, Surrey, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Waverley District, Surrey, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Chiddingfold is a village and civil parish in the geographical area known as the Weald in the Waverley District of Surrey, England. It lies on the A283 road between Milford and Petworth. The population of the parish was numbered at 2,960 in the UK census of 2011. The parish includes the hamlets of Ansteadbrook, High Street Green and Combe Common.

Chiddingfold became famous for its glass-making - during the reign of Elizabeth I, there were no fewer than eleven glass works on the green. Chiddingfold glass was used in some of the finest buildings in the land, including St Stephen's Chapel, Westminster, and St George's Chapel, Windsor.

There was, from a date in the 19th century until the early 20th century, a tile and brickworks, extracting and processing the clay underlying the parish.

Surrey Research Tips

Government

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

  • Registration Districts in Surrey from their introduction in 1837 to the present. By drilling down through the links you can follow any parish through the registration districts to which it was attached.

GENUKI provisions

The website GENUKI provides a very comprehensive list of reference sources for the County of Surrey. It includes:

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  • Church record availability for both Surrey and the former Surrey part of Greater London
  • 19th century descriptions of the ecclesiastical parishes
  • Lists of cemeteries
  • Local family history societies
  • A list of historic maps online

History


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