Place:Lingfield, Surrey, England

Alt namesDormanslandsource: village in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.167°N 0.017°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
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Lingfield is a village, civil parish and post town in the Tandridge district of Surrey, England. Lingfield Park is home to horse racing across a large catchment from Folkestone to Epsom. Lingfield is centred south of London and lies to the east of the A22 where it runs between Godstone and East Grinstead. The village has a medieval church that is Grade I listed, timber-frame architecture from the Tudor period and century before and a punishment cage, last used in 1882 to hold a poacher, made in 1773.

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

Image:Tandridge District before 1974.png

Dormansland or Dorman's Land

Dormansland is a large village and civil parish with a low population approximately one mile south of Lingfield. It was founded in the 19th century and is bordered on the east by the county of Kent and on the south by West Sussex and East Sussex, the only area of the county which borders East Sussex. The nearest town is the large town of East Grinstead, immediately across the West Sussex border. It would appear that Dormansland became a civil parish since Tandridge District was formed in 1974. It has been redirected here.

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

  • 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:

  • Archives and Libraries
  • 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


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