Place:Effingham, Surrey, England

TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.267°N 0.4002°W
Located inSurrey, England
See alsoEffingham Hundred, Surrey, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Dorking Rural, Surrey, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1933
Guildford Rural, Surrey, Englandrural district in which it was located 1933-1974
Guildford 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

Effingham is a large semi-rural and rural English village since 1974 in the District or Borough of Guildford in Surrey. It has a medieval parish church dedicated to St. Lawrence.

Effingham was part of the Dorking Rural District from 1894 until 1933, the Guildford Rural District from 1933 until 1974, and of the Borough of Guildford since 1974.

The village is southeast of the M25 motorway (London Orbital Motorway) and served by a railway station which provides services to London Waterloo Station.

The village was the home of Sir Barnes Wallis, inventor of the bouncing bomb which breached the Eder and Mohne dams in the Second World War. He also designed airships including the R100 and applied the geodetic construction methods to aeroplanes.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Effingham.

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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