Place:Cranleigh, Surrey, England

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NameCranleigh
Alt namesCranleysource: Family History Library Catalog
Baynardssource: settlement in parish
Rowleysource: settlement in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.15°N 0.5°W
Located inSurrey, England
See alsoBlackheath Hundred, Surrey, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Waverley District, Surrey, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Cranleigh is a large village and civil parish, self-proclaimed the largest in England, almost southeast of Guildford in Surrey. It lies east of the A281, which links Guildford with Horsham, on an alternative route that is not an A-road. It is in the north-west corner of the Weald (a large remnant forest) and immediately south-east of Winterfold Forest, a remaining area of forest on the Greensand Ridge.

Until the mid-1860s, the village was usually spelt Cranley. The Post Office succeeded in getting the spelling changed to avoid confusion with nearby Crawley in West Sussex. Cranleigh had a population of 11,241 in the UK census of 2011.

Cranleigh has two outlying settlements: Baynards and Rowly.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Cranleigh.

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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

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History

  • The Victoria History of the County of Surrey is a series of three volumes available online through British History Online. The volumes were written over the past hundred or so years by a number of authors and cover various sections of Surrey. A list of the volumes and what each contains can be found under the source Victoria History of the County of Surrey. Both volumes 3 and 4 contain areas which are part of Greater London and parts of modern Surrey.
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