Place:Farnham, Surrey, England

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NameFarnham
Alt namesItchel Manorsource: manor in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish, Urban district
Coordinates51.214°N 0.797°W
Located inSurrey, England
See alsoFarnham 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
There are a number of places throughout England named Farnham. Farnham, Surrey, is the largest of these.


the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Farnham is a town in Surrey, England, within the Borough of Waverley. The town is 34.5 miles (55.5 km) west southwest of central London in the extreme west of Surrey, adjacent to the border with Hampshire. By road Guildford is 11 miles (17 km) to the east and Winchester a further 28 miles (45 km) along the same axis as London, but in the opposite direction. Farnham is the largest town in Waverley, and one of the five largest conurbations in Surrey. It is of historic interest, with many old buildings, including a number of Georgian houses. Farnham Castle overlooks the town. A short distance southeast of the town centre are the ruins of Waverley Abbey.

Farnham was an urban district from 1894 until 1974. During the period it increased in size by absorbing several tranches of the neighbouring parish of Farnham Rural (parish). In 1974 the urban district was merged into Waverley Borough on its formation. In 2011 the civil parish had a population of 39,488, according to the UK census of that year.

Part of Farnham parish was in Hampshire prior to 1895 when a regulation made it necessary for parish boundaries to conform with county boundaries.

History

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Farnham.

Itchel Manor

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Itchel Manor from John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles of 1887:

"Itchel Manor, seat, 4 miles NW. of Farnham, Hants."

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:

  • 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

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.

Parishes in the Alton Hundred of Hampshire and the Farnham Hundred of Surrey have been omitted from the Victoria County Histories. This may be because they were set up later than the other hundreds.

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